In Switzerland, there are few restrictions on entry to the real estate professions: no specific training course, nor success in any specific examination, is required. This means that anybody can decide to be an appraiser, a property manager or a broker. As is the case for several other industries in Switzerland, real estate professionals usually complete an apprenticeship in the field, or earn a more general university degree in a field such as economics, business or law. Several training opportunities, however, are offered in Switzerland, either in universities or related to professional bodies. A feature of Swiss real estate education is that professional and university training programmes are not linked, so that no exemptions are available.
KeywordsReal Estate Swiss Federal Institute Professional Body Property Valuer Real Estate Industry
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