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The combined Part 1&2 package RM1,400 is as below - which allows a candidate to study both parts without having to renew the subscription. As mentioned in the video above, many candidates find free time while waiting for result announcement. At times, candidates are having to retake just 1 or 2 subjects in Part 1 when they can get prepared for some harder subjects in Part 2.
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Part 1 (6 subjects) can be taken in any order within 3 years (examination is held once every year around August), failing which the candidate is considered to have exhausted all the attempts. In such case, the candidate is unable to continue taking this examination unless with the permission of the Board (BOVAEP) to re-register as a new candidate to restart doing from year 1. This means subjects which were taken and passed can only be accumulated within the 3 year period en-block - and not that individual subject itself can be accumulated for future year irrespective of the 3 years period.
For example - 1st year 4 subjects obtained passing, 2nd year passed 1 subject, last year still failed the last subject. The whole 6 subjects are to be taken anew in the subsequent 4th year (re-register) although the 2nd year subject passed is yet to exhaust the 3 year period.
Part 2 (6 subjects) can be taken in any order 3 times within 4 years (examination is held once every year around August - at the same time Part 1 is held - see timetable in Examination Notification Page here), failing which the candidate is considered to have exhausted all the attempts. In such case, the candidate is unable to continue into Part 2 unless with the permission of the Board (BOVAEP) to re-register as new candidate for Part 2 and restart all Part 2 subjects.
Graduation & Training
Having completed in full written examination (Part 1 & 2 - 12 subjects), candidate is given a Diploma in Estate Agency certificate. This certificate of Diploma is recognized under S.22D of the Act 242 (VAEP Act, 1981) to be registered as Probationary Estate Agent (PEA). The candidate is then accepted under a Registered Estate Agency Firm, and work under the supervision of a Registered Estate Agent (REA) for experience. Yearly renewal of PEA registration is done through bis.lppeh.gov.my.
This 2 years training starts after the registration of PEA (with the BOVAEP) and not automatically after passing of examination. Many a time, the waiting time for registration can be prolonged (6 months to 1 year esp with COVID-19 which affects the Board meeting of the Committee). There are also many candidates who never embark on training as PEA but just remain as graduates.
TPC - Test of Professional Competence Interview
Having done 1st year of diary work, the candidate is to submit to Board for marking. It will be returned for correction, if any. The 2nd year diary work is to be submitted as well after the 2nd year, thereafter wait for marking. It is only after both years of diary works had been completed that the candidate is to be called in for the Test of Professional Competence (TPC) interview - whereby 2 tasks and a short summary of experience to be submitted for interview. By this time, it could be 3 years (soonest) after the written examination, or 4 years or more due to queue and pandemic which could have delayed the interviews. There are also some PEAs who never complete the tasks and diary work therefore unable to attend the TPC.
Best wishes for your examination!
Thomas Sim PEA2066
21 Jan, 2021