THE ENROLMENT TO WRITE THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION ON 21 MAY 2020 IS OPEN
THE ENROLMENT TO WRITE THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION ON 21 MAY 2020 IS OPEN
02 April 2020
This serves to advise all estate agents who wish to undertake the upcoming Professional Designation Examination (PDE) scheduled to take place on 21 May 2020 that enrolment for such is now open and closing on 08 May 2020 (no extensions will be allowed). All qualifying estate agents wishing to enroll for this exam are advised to use the form that will be sent out with this communiqué.
- THE FOLLOWING PERSONS MAY SUBMIT THE COMPLETED FORMS TOGETHER WITH PAYMENT PROOF
- Those who have submitted their NQF 4/5 certificates of competency issued by the Services SETA or have submitted their competency letters issued by their respective RPL Centres/Training Providers stating that they have been found competent and results upheld by the Services Seta external moderator/verifier but such have not yet been updated;
- Those who wish to submit their NQF 4/5 certificates of competency issued by the Services SETA or have submitted their competency letters issued by their respective RPL Centres/Training Providers stating that they have been found competent and results upheld by the Services Seta external moderator/verifier may also apply but must also send the above together with the completed enrolment form and proof of payment and we shall assess and advise if they will be registered for the exam;
- Those who have applied for equivalency exemption, have received a positive feedback from EAAB but their qualifications have not been updated; and
- Those who have submitted their compliant intern logbook portfolios of evidence but have not yet received the response or letter to confirm the successful assessment outcome from the EAAB.
- PDE EXAM ENROLMENT PROCESS
- Only persons indicated above may apply
- The enrolment form must be completed and payment made and sent together (in one email) to pde@eaab,org.za (NB: This email inbox is for exam enrolments only and not for any other submission. Any other submissions should still be lodged via MyEAAB portal (Queries portal as per standard).
- Exam candidates are requested to ensure that their 7 digit personal identification number or reference number, ID numbers, preferred exam venues and personal email addresses are completed on the enrolment form and sent by the cut-off date.
- ELIGIBILITY FOR ENROLMENT
The PDE is written by registered estate agents who are certificated against or exempted from completing the prescribed qualifications.
- For PDE 4 (this is an examination that must be written by eligible and registered intern and non-principal estate agents). It is only meant for those who have been certificated against or exempted from completing the Further Education and Training Certificate: Real Estate (NQF 4). Interns must have also completed the compulsory 12 month internship period and submitted a logbook which has been approved by the EAAB (confirmed approval) in order for them to be able to enroll for the examination via the MyEAAB portal.
- For PDE 5 (this is an examination that must be written by eligible and registered Principal estate agents). It is also meant only for those who have been certificated against or exempted from completing the National Certificate: Real Estate (NQF 5).
4. INSTRUCTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED PRIOR TO ENROLMENT
- Exam candidates are required to check if their intern logbook and qualification status is updated by logging-in on MyEAAB Portal (and if not updated, please refer to 1 above).
- Exam candidates must ensure they are already in possession of the EAAB Study Guide/Study Material for the PDE level that they will be writing on 21 May 2020 (it is important to note that those without material and wishing to place an order only now may only receive their material closer to the exam time , not allowing ample preparation time however those who wish to proceed to place an order may do so by uploading the order form and sending it together with payment proof to the email address on the order form). The material is used for preparation (and must be brought along together with ID book OR Card/Driver’s license Card/passport and a Calculator to the exam room once EAAB confirms successful enrolment to the candidate).
5. EXAMINATION VENUES
There are no confirmed venues addresses published yet on our website but we have made provision for this. Please indicate on your enrolment form venues as follows:
PROVINCE & EXAM VENUE TO BE INDICATED ON THE ENROLMENT FORM
FREE STATE - Bloemfontein
NORTHERN CAPE - Kimberley
WESTERN CAPE - George & Cape Town
GAUTENG - Johannesburg & Pretoria
MPUMALANGA - Nelspruit
NORTH WEST - Rustenburg
LIMPOPO - Polokwane
EASTERN CAPE - East London & Port Elizabeth
KWAZULU NATAL- Durban
*IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
- It is important that exam candidates carefully select the correct venue closest to them in order to ensure a successful exam enrolment and registration. The EAAB will not be able to change exam venues on behalf of the exam candidate once selected and enrolled although the exam candidate will still be allowed to proceed to use the same exam number at their nearest venue. The exact venues will be confirmed when the EAAB sends the exam seat numbers to candidates. It is advisable that exam candidates use Google Maps to obtain directions to the venues once successful enrolment and registration with seat number is confirmed.
- It is important to note that not booking for the exam and merely pitching up at the exam venue is not allowable and exam candidates who do not complete the booking process (even if they have paid for the exam) will not be allowed at the venue.
- The booking process and correct payment using the correct 7 digit reference number facilitates the allocation of exam fees and the timely issuance of exam seat numbers to exam candidates.
- Correct email and postal addresses on the enrolment form facilitates direct correspondence with the exam candidate in respect of the exam enrolment process, timely issuance of exam seat numbers and the sending of exam results confirmations and certificates of the award of the relevant professional designation. Examination enrolment will close on 08 May 2020 (includes payment closing dates).
6. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE EXAM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NOT YET SUBMITTED REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO EAAB
- Those who wish to submit their intern logbooks or requests for equivalency exemption may do so. We shall assess and advise of the outcome as soon as we can or when EAAB re-opens after the lockdown period.
- Intern logbooks and portfolios of evidence must be submitted via registered mail and keep their tracking number and track accordingly, however, their submission will only be attended to after the lockdown period and will be advised of which process to follow in order to enroll for the exam. Registered mails for intern logbooks: Attention EAAB Education and Training Department, Private Bag x 10, Benmore, 2010.
- Equivalency exemptions requests may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
- All other queries and requests should still be directed to EAAB via MyEAAB portal – Queries portal as per standard process.
7. A SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT RULES FOR EXAMINATION ENROLMENT
- Unless PDE enrollment via MyEAAB Portal and payment is received prior to the examination date, no examination seat number will be allocated. Estate agents who wish to enroll should therefore ensure that they first enroll for the examination via the MyEAAB Portal when the system is open for enrolment, and then make payment using the correct Unique Seven Digit Reference No. usually used for FFC payments.
- For confirmation of seat numbers, estate agents are requested to check the MyEAAB portal as such are issued automatically via the EAAB SAP system and populated against their system profile.
- Examination results are released within 60 days of the examination date and appeals must be lodged within 10 - 14 days of receiving results. Results can be viewed through the MyEAAB On-Line Query Management portal. Examination certificates for those who have passed are issued at least 60 – 90 days after the release of exam results.
- Estate agents are advised to ensure that they obtain the required study material from the EAAB prior to enrolling for the examination. Allow sufficient time to request the required study material prior to enrolling for the examination as thorough preparation is very important.
- Examination duration is 4 hours (this duration includes reading time, candidates must be seated by 08h30 to facilitate administration of the exam process by exam invigilators and allow prompt start of exam)
- It is an open book examination. Tips for exam re available on the EAAB website (under Education - Professional Designation Examination)
- Only calculators of any type and NOT cell phones or tablets or iPads can be used for any calculation-related questions, (if any).
- ID Documents or Drivers’ Licenses or Passports are a must. Those that are not in possession of any of these documents will NOT be allowed to write the examination.
- Similarly those who come to the examination venue without checking their examination seat numbers on the MyEAAB portal will NOT be allowed to write the examination. All examination candidates and examination scripts must bear the correct allocated examination seat numbers.
- Examination seat numbers must be printed and brought into the examination venue.
- Exam candidates may bring dictionaries, if required.
- Exam candidates are not permitted to leave with question papers and same must be left with the invigilator upon completion of the exam writing. Failure to observe this rule has serious ramifications.
The EAAB wishes all exam candidates the best of luck!
Issued by: Estate Agency Affairs Board
Education and Training Department
01 April 2020.