10+10 continuing education

You must complete 10 hours each of verifiable and non-verifiable education by no later than 31 December (10+10). If you do not do this you risk having your licence cancelled.

​​Verifiable education

Verifiable education is delivered through approved organisations.
You can ​choose a provider and select from classroom-based, correspondence or e-learning options.  The providers set their own fee for the continuing education course.
Verifiable training providers submit details of your training directly to us.

2017 verifiable continuing education topic

The content for the 2017 verifiable continuing education is: Knowing and communicating what you are selling.


See our list of approved providers.

Non-verifiable education

Non-verifiable education is active, structured training to help you to continue to improve as a licensee. The training providers do not need to be approved by us but you need to keep records to demonstrate you have undertaken the training.

Non-verifiable education can include:

  • Taking part in education sessions at industry and franchise conferences
  • In-house training provided by agencies (apart from training about in-house systems)
  • Information technology (IT) courses
  • Sales, marketing or listing training by external trainers
  • Commercial and residential property management training courses
  • Studying and completing, continuing education for relevant trades such as architecture, building or building inspection, electrical engineering, engineering, plumbing or surveying
  • Seminars about Council bylaws
  • Hours spent studying towards one of the new National Certificates or the National Diploma in Real Estate count towards non-verifiable education. If you have completed one of these qualifications in full, you may be exempt from 10+10 continuing education for up to two years.
Read more about continuing education.

Supervision Standard:

The Supervision Standard, released in mid-2017, is the result of a shared desire from the industry and REAA, that those working in real estate in New Zealand are supervised appropriately. It is a principal based Standard, so it doesn’t prescribe specific steps to follow; instead it outlines general objectives to be achieved.

REAA have developed a two-hour supervision training programme aimed at agents and branch managers, this training programme can count towards non-verifiable Continuing Education. One of the mandatory topics for all licensees Continuing Education in 2018 will be on Supervision Standards. 
Check out approved providers of Supervision training and what to consider for your agencies approach to supervision​

Non-verifiable education for business managers and agents can include:

  • Accounting and finance training
  • Business management
  • Communications training
  • Trust account training such as auditing or management accounting
Salespersons and branch managers taking courses to upskill their licence eg, from salesperson to branch manager, may attribute this towards non-verifiable education for the year.

Non-verifiable education does not include:

  • Unrelated community education courses
  • Agency induction courses, or courses about an agency's internal operating or computer systems
  • Awards dinners
  • Networking or social functions
  • Reading journal articles
  • Watching videos
  • 'Caravans'

Recording your continuing education

You can use this log template to record your non-verifiable continuing education. It is a good idea to fill in the log as you complete your non-verifiable training. All training must be verified by a trainer, manager, or supervisor to confirm they have seen documentary evidence to show the training has been completed.
More information

Guide to continuing education​​​​ (.pdf 603 KB)​​