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Requirements For Registration As A Real Estate Dealer

Real Estate Dealer

The Real Estate (Dealers and Developers) Act defines a dealer as a person who, on his own account, engages in the practice of real estate business; and an individual who is a member of a partnership; or a director or officer of a corporate body, which itself engages, on its own account, in the practice of real estate business. 


NB. On submission of application, if the application is deemed complete, the applicant will be asked to sit for a Interview with an REB Inspector.

General Registration Requirements (New and Overseas Licensed Dealers)

Please complete/submit in person the following to the Real Estate Board (REB):

  • Application form
  • Application Fee of J$22,000.00 (Increase Fee effective April 01, 2019). Payment Options.
  • Submit 3 letters of reference from any of the following:

    NB. The JP that validates your address cannot simultaneously serve as your referee.

    • Justice of the Peace (JP) *
    • Collector of Taxes *
    • Minister of Religion
    • Medical Practitioner
    • Senior Teacher or Principal
    • Civil Servant
    • Senior Police Officer (rank above Sergeant)
    • Bank Manager
    • Active Real Estate Dealer
  • Copy of TRN
  • Police Report

    Note: If applicant is a body corporate, police reports must be provided for each director and secretary.

    N.B.:- Police Record should not be older than one year

            How to Obtain a Police Record?

  • Bankruptcy Clearance Report receipt (report will be sent directly to REB)
    Institution: The Supervisor of Insolvency and Government Trustee
    Location:   52-60 Grenada Crescent, Kingston 5
    Fee:           J$3000.  $J3,000.00.

          N.B.:- Bankruptcy Clearance Report should not be older than 6 months
             Note: If applicant is a body corporate, fees must be paid for each director and secretary.

  • Complete Fit and Proper Questionnaire Form
  • Certified copies of Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Incorporation (for companies only)
  • 2 passport size photographs certified by an Attorney-at-law, Pastor or Justice of the Peace (for individuals only);
  • Proof of address (Utility Bills or letter from a JP confirming address)


NB: To be considered for Dealer registration, the individual (or qualifying director) must first complete a period of attachment of at least one year in the office of a Board approved dealer.


Professional Qualification (one of the following):

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) certification in General Practice, Land Agency and Agriculture or Planning and Development.
  • Degree/Diploma in Land Economy and Valuation Surveying from the UTECH
  • Degree/Diploma in Estate Management, Land Economy or Land Management
  • Certificate in the Pre-licensing Dealers' Course at the Real Estate Training Institute.

Refresher's Course Notification: Instances where the applicant has submitted proof of qualification for course completed in excess of three (3) years, they will be required to complete the Refresher’s Course. However, if the applicant has a current practising licence in Jamaica and wishes to apply in another capacity, completion of the Refresher’s Course would have to be determined by the Board of Directors.


Requirements for Registration (for person holding Overseas License)


Registration Process:

Please complete/submit the following to the Real Estate Board (REB):


  • Practice for at least one (1) year.
  • Certified copy of a current practicing brokers' licence (acceptable to the Board)
  • Proof of practice in real estate business within the last year (from application date). Applicants unable to provide same must seek an attachment with a local Dealer before continuing the process.
  • Aspects of Jamaican Land Law certification from the Real Estate Training Institute
  • Evidence of participation in 20 hours of the 108 hour Pre-licensing Salesman's Course at the Real Estate Training Institute
  • Work Permit for non-Jamaicans and non-Caricom nationals through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

More information on work permits


Registration Requirements:

  • Application Fee of J$27,000.00
  • Please note that applicants currently residing overseas or who have been residing overseas for six (6) months prior to application, are required to submit Bankruptcy and Police Clearances from that country as well as in Jamaica.  Please see links above pertaining to obtaining a police report and bankruptcy clearance report.

How to Obtain a Police Record? 

 Additional Information:
 A Licence fee of forty-four thousand dollars ($44,000.00) is required if application is approved


The 20 hours of the 108 hour Pre-licensing Salesman's Course to be done are as follows:

Real Estate Act: 5 hours
Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA): 5 hours
Code of Ethics: 4 hours
Aspects of Jamaican Land Law: 3 hours
Map Interpretation: 3 hours