Another 11 property educators have applied to join a new industry group and are now going through the vetting process.
The Property Educators Accreditation Scheme (PEAS) aims to help property investors identify credible property educators, create greater transparency and increase protection for those accessing property education.
All members go through a rigorous six-month-long process that is likely to deter less genuine applicants.
Verified individuals who have bought products or services from applicant members can now comment on live applications during the probation period. Click here to view all live applications.
Launched in September, its founder members are John Howard, Mark Lloyd of Property Master Academy, Ranjan Bhattacharya of Succeed in Property and property consultant David Temple.
The Property Investors Bureau estimates that there could be thousands of property educators in the UK.
A spokesman tells LandlordZONE: “Once property educators have applied, they go through a rigorous process to help us identify whether or not PEAS is right for them.
“The goal is to build a sustainable future for the property education sector by providing self-regulation for educators and security for consumers who are purchasing property education products.”
The three membership levels are: associate – which does not require the applicant to own property or have previously invested in property but they need at least two years of relevant property education experience; member – at least two years of relevant property education experience and two years of property investment experience in the main education area they want to be accredited for; and fellow – at least seven years of relevant property education experience and more than 10 years of property investment experience in the main education area.