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Milestones

May 1997 Enactment of the Estate Agents Ordinance
November 1997 The EAA was established
November 1997 Mr Marvin Cheung Kin-tung appointed as the Chairman of the EAA
January 1999 The Estate Agents (Licensing) Regulation became effective
January 1999 The first batch of licences was granted
January 1999 Issuance of Code of Ethics
March 1999 EAA held the first Qualifying Examinations for Estate Agents and Salespersons
November 1999 The Estate Agents Practice (General Duties and Hong Kong Residential Properties) Regulation came into effect
December 2001 The three-year transition period prescribed under the Licensing Regulation ended
January 2002 Estate Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulation 2001 came into effect
November 2003  Mr Steven Poon Kwok-lim appointed as the Chairman of the EAA
May 2005 Launch of the CPD Scheme
July 2005 The level of Estate Agents Qualifying Examination was enhanced such that candidates were required to pass the section on case studies in order to pass the examination
March 2006 Launch of Certificate of Attainment and CPD Attainment symbol
July 2006 The level of Salespersons Qualifying Examination was enhanced such that candidates were required to pass the section on case studies in order to pass the examination
November 2007 10th anniversary of the EAA
June 2008 Introduction of the CPD Mark for Estate Agencies
August 2008 Signing of an agreement with the Guangzhou Real Estate Agent Service Administration Centre on Hong Kong estate agents’ obtaining a qualification to practise estate agency work in Guangzhou
November 2008  Ms Vivien Chan appointed as the Chairman of the EAA 
January 2009  EAA and the China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents signed the Memorandum of Understanding on mutual recognition of professional qualifications for estate agents in Beijing
November 2010 Signing of the agreement with the China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents on mutual recognition of professional qualifications between Mainland and Hong Kong estate agents
March 2011 EAA and ICAC jointly launched the Integrity Management Programme for the Estate Agency Trade
July 2011 Launch of e-services for licensees 
March 2012 EAA and ICAC jointly published Best Practice Checklist
November 2012 15th anniversary of the EAA
January 2013 Estate agents required to provide saleable area information to clients when handling sale or lease of second-hand residential properties
January 2014 Launch of the New Scheme for Disciplinary Cases
March 2014 Introduction of e-forms of the prescribed estate agency agreement
November 2014 Mr William Leung Wing-cheung appointed as the Chairman of the EAA
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