Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme (PRSAS)

What is Accreditation for Landlords and Agents?

Landlords who let residential property in the private rented sector and letting agents who act on their behalf can be regarded as ‘bad agents’ or ‘rogue landlords’ just because of a small minority. In reality, the vast majority of landlords and letting agents do a fantastic job and provide quality accommodation for their tenants. Accreditation is for these people doing a fantastic job!

Becoming Accredited Is Easy

1. Register

Complete our quick and simple registration form, and we will carry out some basic  “fit and proper” checks while you are completing the development course.

2. Development Course

Complete the course content and quiz online from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. We also accept some approved courses provided by Training for Professionals. If you are already accredited, passport for free.

3. Display Badge

Once you have successfully completed the development course, you get all the benefits of accreditation, including the ability to display the badge and tell the world!

Benefits Of Being Accredited

Public Recognition

Be publicly recognised for being a good landlord and agent. We’re tired of hearing the term “rogue landlord” or “rogue agent”, and accreditation allows you to stand out.

Discounted Buildings Insurance

Get discounted building insurance rates through the recognised Guild of Residential Landlords supplier.

Discounted Deposit Protection

Landlords get discounted deposit protection rates through the Deposit Protection Service insurance-based scheme (meaning you can retain the deposit money in your own account).

Free Legal Updates

Free (optional) access to the weekly digest by the Guild of Residential Landlords.

Use the PRSAS Logo

Have complete use of the PRSAS logo to show that you are accredited. We have several options to suit landlords and agents.

Marketing Edge

Tenants are increasingly savvy and don’t just want quality accommodation but also quality landlords and agents who offer quality service. Being accredited sets you apart from other landlords or agents who are not doing as good a job as you.

Local Authority

Some local authorities (but not all, so please check) offer discounts and incentives for accredited members. These include discounted HMO licensing fees, dedicated point of contact, parking permits, free waste disposal and pre-action correspondence.

Guild Discounts

Discounts to joining the Guild of Residential Landlords are offered.

About Us

The Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme is run by the Guild of Residential Landlords (GRL), and Training for Professionals (TFP) provides attendance-based development course training.

The Guild of Residential Landlords has been established for over 30 years (known as Guild from 2000) and operates nationally. The brand aims to provide top-class service and accurate legal advice on all matters relating to landlord and tenant law.

Training for Professionals provides training to landlords and letting agents throughout England and Wales. PRSAS is, therefore, well suited to running an accreditation scheme with years of experience.

The combination of the Guild operating as a national organisation offering help and advice to landlords and TFP providing training courses, including webinars on a national basis, makes the Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme the prime accreditation model for England.

Code of Practice and Criteria for Being Accredited



All landlords and agents must agree that they meet the criteria for being accredited and will comply with our code of practice throughout the term of accreditation.

Continuous Professional Development

To maintain accredited status, accredited members should complete at least 10 CPD hours per annum.  Regarding renewal, the accredited member will perform a short test at the time of payment. The questions will relate to new and upcoming legislation and act as proof of CPD. Subject to passing, then the development course will not be necessary.

In addition, we may request evidence of CPD at any time during accreditation or at the renewal stage.

Activities that provide CPD hours include:-

  • Completing CPD content provided by us. A list of available CPDs is on the membership page.
  • Passing the online or attendance-based course will earn 8 CPD hours
  • One year’s subscription to the Guild of Residential Landlords will earn 6 CPD hours
  • Being a member of other recognised landlords associations (NRLA, NALS, etc.) earn 4 CPD hours
  • Attending local authority forums (CPD hours depend on the forum, but as a rule, 1 per hour)
  • Attending landlord association meetings (CPD hours depend on the meeting, but as a rule, 1 per hour)
  • Any training (attendance-based or webinars) provided by Training for Professionals will notify you of the number of CPD hours the training is worth.
  • A letter of recommendation from a tenant, which includes confirmation that the landlord has complied with the Code of Conduct, may also contribute to CPD. The tenant would need to be willing to provide their contact details and a copy of the lease signed pages.
  • Additional activities may be awarded CPD points but are subject to approval by PRSAS. Any requests for CPD to be granted for activities other than those included here should be submitted in writing to the scheme administrator.

Conditions for obtaining CPD:

Landlords must retain evidence of attendance at events and online activities.

Local authorities may issue CPD certificates to landlords participating in local authority events.

Spot checks will be conducted from time to time.

Penalties for providing false information or misrecording may include expulsion from PRSAS.