As of March 2014, BOVAEA (the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents) has implemented a new tag identification system. Under this new system, all practising Real Estate Agents and Negotiators must wear identification tags during the course of their work.

Each tag contains a QR code that verifies that person’s qualifications when scanned.

As a member of the public, you are within your rights to demand that the Real Estate Agent or Negotiator that you are working with show you their tags for verification.

A sample copy of the tag is shown below:

BOVA Tag

Under Section 30 of the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act 1981, any individual who commits an offense shall be liable to a maximum fine of RM300,000 or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both.

If you want to learn how to read the tag, visit this page: Reading the Tag.