For some professions, before one could practice and be recognized as a true professional, a person still has to earn a license. Basically, licenses are issued by the government only to those who’ve managed to pass well-crafted examinations. If you want to be a certified public accountant, nurse, doctor or lawyer then you really have to study hard and do more than just successfully take on and pass tests provided by your school. You still have to train yourself harder and know more than those written in books in order for you to obtain a license to practice your profession. Still, reading alone and feeding yourself with information should only be a part of what you should do. After all, you may not be able to retain everything that you’d learn. You still have to know how to study well in order for you to make the most of your time and really be prepared when it would be time for you to take your licensure examination. Please continue reading to find out the things that could be of assistance to you for you to earn a license.
When you study, you should make use of special notes instead of rereading what you’ve already read while you were still in school. For instance, if you were to become a real estate agent, it would be best for you to utilize real estate courses. That’s because special courses are structured well and are complete with short quizzes that are stimulating and specifically design to help a person remember what he or she has learned. However, it’s also not enough to just rely on courses that are commercially sold. When you choose courses, make sure that you select those provided by qualified trainers or lecturers and those that have already worked for many who have earned their license. Still, to really retain everything or at least most of the things that you’ve read, you should practice from time to time by testing yourself. Answer short or long questions and challenge yourself. If you want to, you could put pressure on yourself when you answer questionnaires made by you or created by experts so that you’d be able to get used to being pressured later on when the time comes for you to take your test.
When you study, as much as possible, you should do so in a place where you could not be distracted or disturbed by anything. Periodically, though, you should study where there are noises too. That’s because the place where you’d take your exam may be filled with people and some people talk a lot when they study or cram for a test. However, most of the time, it is important that you study where you could have absolute silence. If you could, you should also choose a spot where you would be able to isolate yourself from the things that you use for leisure like your cellular phone and computer. You can focus on your lessons with another person or a group of people, just as long as you’d be with an individual or those who are studying too.
Being an estate agent is not as easy as you think which is why professionalization of the South African real estate profession was established. Nowadays there is a standard when it comes to the training and internship of those who wish to become an estate agent in the future. Aside from the setting standards, they have also provided a list of educational requirements that one must poses in order to qualify into becoming a state agent. There are several requirements that one should have in order to have the chance to become a professional estate agent. Below are what you should have gone through if you really want to become a certified estate agent.
You should undergo internship under a principal estate agent who already has his or her certification from the EAAB for 3 years or more. With this mentor-protégé relationship, the intern would learn hands on work on what they would do in the future.
The internship lasts for 12 months and it should be taken continuously. This length of time spent with a more experienced estate agent aims to help the intern to learn on how to deal with the different scenarios that may come their way once they are in the said industry.
Every intern should have their eaab logbook. In this logbook, all of the activities and functions that were performed by the intern during the internship would be duly noted. This serves as evidence to his or her 12 month internship under a principal estate agent.
While undergoing the internship, the intern still needs to complete the FETC or the Further Education and Training Certificate. Through this step, the intern will gain more knowledge and skills with regards to properties and the real estate profession itself.
In case the qualification of the intern is not completed yet, he or she can complete it provided that his or her other experiences are relevant to the real estate industry. Through it, they won’t have to start all over again and would just need to fill in the gaps by attending trainings that would help them fit the standards.
Through the 12 month internship, it is expected that the intern will be able to get skills and knowledge that would be used once they are in their chosen profession. The internship helps to make sure that the interns are not only knowledgeable in the theoretical field but also ready in the workplace.
The road to becoming a full pledge real estate agent may seem long and challenging but it is really meant to help anyone who wishes to become a real estate agent ready for whatever he or she faces regarding future dealings. If you really want to become a real estate agent, you have to toughen up and try your best to go through all the requirements because nothing is sweeter than receiving a message from the EAAB that you are eligible to become a principal real estate agent. For all the hard work, there is certainly a great reward in the end.
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