RERA Certification now a must for all agents in UP

UP RERA will start a training and certification programme for real estate agents in April and allow only agents it certifies to operate from next year. Prior certification will be mandatory for new agents while the ones already registered will have a year to take the course and get a certificate, failing which their registration will be cancelled. Officials said this will help to bring transparency in the real estate sector and boost the credibility of agents, two areas that need serious regulatory intervention to make the process of buying property easier.

“At present, there are more than 6,700 registered agents and their training and certification is essential to bring transparency and credibility in the real estate sector,” Sanjay Bhoosreddy, UP RERA Chairman, said.

Bhoosreddy said the regulatory authority will organise batches of three-day training programmes on the RERA Act, 2016, its provisions and compliance. Agents will have to take an examination after that, and certificates will be issued post-evaluation. The first phase of the training will commence in Lucknow. All real estate agents have to register on RERA portal for the certification programme.