Non-verifiable training is active, structured training to help you to continue to improve as a licensee.
The training providers do not need to be approved by REA, but you do need to keep records to demonstrate you have undertaken at least 10 hours of non-verifiable training each year.
Annually, REA audits licensees on their non-verifiable training.
If you are audited, you will be asked to submit evidence you have completed your non-verifiable training. Failure to provide the necessary evidence may result in the cancellation of your licence.
Non-verifiable training can include:
- taking part in training 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 training for relevant trades such as architecture, building inspection or surveying
- seminars about council bylaws
- viewing videos and webinars as part of a structured training session
- time spent reading and becoming familiar with the information on the settled.govt.nz and rea.govt.nz websites
- studying REA’s elective verifiable training material (if the topic has not been counted towards your verifiable CPD in the previous two years)
- Salespersons and branch managers taking courses to upskill their real estate licence may attribute this towards non-verifiable training for the year.
Non-verifiable training for branch managers and agents can include:
- accounting and finance training
- business management
- communications training
- trust account training such as auditing or management accounting
Non-verifiable training does not include:
- unrelated community training courses
- agency induction courses or courses about an agency's internal operating or computer systems
- awards dinners, networking or social functions
- reading journals
Non-verifiable training resources
REA has developed several free training resources that can count towards your non-verifiable training. Find out more about these resources at topics for non-verifiable CPD
Recording non-verifiable continuing training
It is a good idea to fill in a log as you complete non-verifiable training. A trainer, manager or supervisor must verify all training to confirm they have seen documentary evidence to show you have completed the training.
You can use the non-verifiable training log template to record your non-verifiable training throughout the year.
Download the Non-verifiable training log template [PDF, 206 KB]