REIA Accreditation

REIA administers a national accreditation system to recognise and promote the professional standing and dedication of real estate practitioners.

REIA presents certificates of Associate (AREI) and Fellow (FREI) of the Real Estate Institute of Australia to approved applicants to recognise achievement of members’ tertiary qualifications, and their continuous involvement with Real Estate Institutes at state and territory level.

AREIs and FREIs are an enduring acclamation of talent and dedicated service to the industry. Recipients are awarded the right to use the initials AREI or FREI after their name provided they remain members of a state or territory Real Estate Institute, or have specifically applied to retain the post nominals.

Industry recognition to the real estate practitioner provides weight to the commitment shown by the established professional. In over 30 years since their inception, REIA has presented only about 3500 AREIs and 3000 FREIs, maintaining the exclusive and prized nature of the accreditation.

To obtain an AREI or FREI applicants must be current members of their state or territory Real Estate Institute (for the past 5 or 7 years respectively), satisfy a number of by-laws listed in the application forms, show relevant documents to support their application, and satisfy licensing requirements in their state or territory.

Following approval of an application, submitted initially to a state or territory Real Estate Institute and receiving final approval from the REIA Board, a formal certificate is presented to the member by their state or territory Institute, under the REIA company seal and appropriate personal registered number. Certificates can be displayed in the office of business of the recipient.

Application forms can be downloaded below or obtained from the Real Estate Institute in your state or territory. An application fee of $250 + GST for AREIs and $500 + GST for FREIs applies.

  • To download a copy of the AREI application form, click here.
  • To download a copy of the AREI By-Laws, click here.
  • To download a copy of the FREI application form, click here.
  • To download a copy of the FREI bi-laws, click here.