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Rightmove to open agency qualification exam bookings

Agents will be able to book their exams next week for the new Level 3 Certificate for Estate and Letting Agents (CELA), following their hours of training on Rightmove.

The qualification was launched by the portal on Monday 21 November, with more than 2,000 agents signed up.

Agents who have completed all their free training and feel ready to take their final exam can book to sit an independently adjudicated exam through awarding body ABBE from 3 March for a fee of £170 (plus VAT).


The exam is online and on-demand in controlled conditions so it can be taken at a time that suits agents.

If they pass the exam, they will be awarded their Level 3 qualification.

Agents can either register for their own exam, or agencies can purchase multiple exam registration vouchers on behalf of their team, with vouchers redeemable at a time that suits each learner within 18 months of purchase.

Rightmove’s head of education Jason Charles, said: “For some of our most eager learners who have completed their training and feel ready to put their learning to the test, they will now be able to book their exam to be awarded with their qualification.

"Getting qualified ahead of RoPA gives agents a powerful USP before it potentially becomes mandatory for all. We’ve designed the training for CELA so that agents can progress their learning at their own pace, as we understand how busy they are.

"The exam follows this, being adjudicated online in controlled conditions meaning it can be completed by agents a time that suits them.”

To help learners further, industry trainer Susie Crolla will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 7 March about the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).

Webinars are now clearly labelled on the Rightmove hub if they support CELA learning as well as being accredited CPD, so that agents can quickly identify webinars that will help them with their qualification.

Agents can book their exam on the Rightmove hub from 3 March.

To register for Susie Crolla’s webinar, agents visit: https://hub.rightmove.co.uk/become-your-landlords-and-tenants-hhsrs-expert/

  • Andrew Stanton PROPTECH-PR A Consultancy for Proptech Founders

    Will Rightmove become Zillow ... interesting times? The hand that helps agents may be the hand that replaces agents.


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