11 Oct 2017

Dear Training Partners,

This circular seeks to inform Training Partners (TP) on the requirement to register with the Committee for Private Education, SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“CPE”).
2    Under section 34(1) of the Private Education Act Cap 274A (the “Act”), any person or entity that offers private education is required to seek registration with the CPE.

3    Private education in relation to WSQ courses refers to the following:

(a)    education leading to the award of a diploma or degree; or
(b)    full-time post secondary education leading to the award of a certificate;

Full-time in relation to the provision of education, means the provision of education of a duration of at least one month and that is conducted for 5 days of a week for at least 3 hours each day.

4    TPs who offer the WSQ full qualification* for 3(a) or 3(b) are required to seek registration with the CPE. This includes approved modular WSQ courses which lead to a full qualification. You may wish to refer to the CPE website ( for more information about registration with the CPE.

5    Please note that the provision of private education without registration is an offence under the section 34(1) of the Act and any person convicted shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both, and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $1,000 for every day or part therefore during which the offence continues after conviction

6    Should you require further clarification, please contact the CPE’s Registration Department at

* Information on WSQ full qualification could be found at under the section ‘Qualification Levels’

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