Join The Property Professionals


We believe letting agents should be licensed to practice, both to protect the consumer and to encourage and maintain the highest standards within the industry. ARLA gives you the credibility of being part of a respected Association along with a whole host of other benefits.

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Comparable qualifications

Due to the vast and evolving market we are unable to provide a list of other qualifications which are accepted for membership. Therefore please ensure that it is comparable and will be accepted prior to application.

Comparable qualifications must:

  • Be residential letting specific
  • Nationally approved and accredited by Ofqual
  • Match the syllabus of the Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management for Member or Associate grades
  • Match the syllabus of the Level 4 Certificate in Residential Letting and Property Management for Fellow Grade

If you believe that your qualification is comparable first contact the membership applications' team. They will advise you whether or not your qualification is readily accepted for membership and at what level. If accepted you can apply for membership where you will need to provide evidence of your pass certificate.

If your qualification is unknown to us and therefore not readily accepted for membership you will need to complete the appropriate comparison sheet (below). Reference the relevant part of your syllabus against our own (shown on the left hand side of the comparison sheet).

Click here for a guide on qualification levels.

Return a copy of your comparison sheet along with your qualification syllabus and pass certificate (contact details below). This will be reviewed by the Head of Membership and you will be notified of the outcome. If accepted you can apply for membership.



Arbon House
6 Tournament Court
Edgehill Drive
CV34 6LG

If you require further assistance please call the Membership team on 01926 417 360.

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Before applying for membership we recommend you follow step one to find your membership grade in order to gain an understanding of the entry requirements and benefits of membership at that grade. Please note all applications take approximately 15 working days to process, applications may take longer to process during particularly busy periods.