Educating for real estate professions needs a leading principle to know what subject should be taught. One approach is: a list of all things students should know and skills to master. It is not difficult to make such a list: everybody knows that a professional should know the essentials of economics, law, construction, negotiation skills, etc. A problem arises, if you try to specify such a list: then many people argue that in a particular case additional knowledge and skills are absolutely necessary and the list grows endlessly. Another approach is: specify competences of professional needs, based on a definition of real estate practice. Subjects and skills are then derived from those competences. This last approach is used by RICS and in adapted version used by Hanzehogeschool Groningen. We will show you the details and add an example. We are very interested to hear how other schools decide about subjects to teach!