New licence applications must be submitted online through licences.ie. New licence applicants can submit their application, upload supporting documentation and pay the licence and compensation fund fees through licences.ie.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements for a Property Services Provider Licence

An applicant for a licence must provide evidence that the minimum qualification requirements, relevant to the licence(s) being sought, have been attained:

  • in the case of a Company or Partnership, by a Principal Officer of the

Company or Partnership,

  • in the case of an individual (i.e. Sole Trader, Independent Contractor,

Principal Officer or Employee), by the applicant.
 

There are currently four ways in which an applicant may meet the minimum qualification requirements, as outlined below:   

  1. Academic Qualification: Applicants must have completed an academic qualification awarded by an “awarding body” at Level 6 or higher in the National Framework of Qualifications through which they have attained the minimum number of European Credit Transfers in each of the seven specified subjects listed below.

 

 

Number of  ECTS Credits

for Qualification at Levels 6 to 8

 

A total of 120 ECTS Credits overall is required

 

Number of ECTS Credits

for Levels 9 and 10

 

A total of 90 ECTS Credits overall is required

 

Subject

 

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Valuations

10

 

20

10

20

Marketing/Practice Knowledge

15

 

30

10

25

Economics

5

 

20

5

15

Law

15

 

30

10

25

Property Management

10

 

20

5

20

Building Construction/Technical

10

 

20

5

15

Business Studies/Professional Management

5

20

5

15

Or

  1. Academic Qualification: Applicant has successfully completed, in another jurisdiction outside of Ireland, a course of studies which is equivalent to that outlined in A above.

Or

  1. Lawful Experience: Applicant has lawfully engaged in the provision of the property service(s) for which they are seeking a licence for at least three years of the five-year period immediately preceding the making of the application. This experience must have been lawfully obtained in Ireland or another jurisdiction, in line with the property services regulations in that jurisdiction at the time.

Or

  1. Other Qualifications or Experience: the applicant has such other qualifications or experience, or both, which, although not falling fully within the qualification requirements outlined above satisfies the Authority that they are suitable to provide the property service(s) for which they are seeking a licence. For example, a person may have two years relevant experience in the provision of the property service and have attained 100 ECTS in the subjects specified in the Regulations.

 

Accountant's Report(Required for Business Licence Applications)

If Applying for Licence Types A, B or C or combinations of these :- 
Use Form
 
Accountant's Report PSRA S30 - Form A

 

If Applying for Licence Type D :- 
Use Form 
Accountant's Report PSRA S30 - Form B


If Applying for Licence D and any other licence type:-
Submit both Forms.


Duplicate Certificate of Incorporation - (Companies only).

This must be dated and signed within 4 weeks of the date of the application. Available from the Companies Registration Office website  https://core.cro.ie/ 


Duplicate Certificates of Business Registration:

This must be signed and is available from the Companies Registration Office website  https://core.cro.ie/ 

 

Further information on the requirements to become a licensed property services provider is available in the ‘Guide to Becoming a Licensed Property Services Provider’ here.