Following the complaints on the unprofessionalism of some of those working in the Bahraini real estate market, the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) has launched a training programme for licensed brokers and sales agents, reports Gulf Daily News Online.
The training programme is a collaboration between the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme and Tamkeen, which funds the programme whose courses will be provided by the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF).
The date 31st August 2018 has been selected as the day after which only licensed brokers and sales agents will be able to perform their duties. The training programme, in this case, is considered part of obtaining the license.
‘Continuous training and development is essential to providing the individuals working in this field with the necessary knowledge, best practices and tools to support a robust real estate sector in the kingdom,’ says BIBF director Dr Ahmed Al Shaikh.
On the other hand, RERA chief executive Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said, ‘One of the key objectives of RERA is to improve transparency, increase trust and provide assurance to investors. We will deliver on this objective by increasing professionalism in the sector, making sure that all practitioners have the expert knowledge, skills and competencies required to operate.’
All of the programme’s details can be found on the RERA website (www.rera.gov.bh).