Important Notification - PDE 16 August 2018 Enrolments now open

ENROLMENT FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE) TO BE HELD ON 16 AUGUST 2018 IS NOW OPEN

This serves to notify all eligible PDE candidates (including intern estate agents who have met the necessary internship, logbook and qualification requirements) that they may now register for the PDE scheduled to take place on 16 August 2018 by accessing the ”MyEAAB” portal.

The closing date for examination registration is 27 July 2018 and no late enrolments and/or payments will be accepted.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION

PDE candidates who were previously granted a PDE postponement are, similarly, requested now to register for the PDE on 16 August 2018 by accessing the “MyEAAB” portal. It must be emphasised in this respect that the grant of an examination postponement does not result in an automatic enrolment by the candidate concerned for the next scheduled PDE.  Such PDE candidates may, in addition, be required to pay the ‘top-up’ fee due to any examination fee increase, where applicable, before registration can be finalised. 

It is to be emphasised that the mere act of paying the required examination fee without completing the enrolment process does not serve as an examination enrolment and that, in such an instance, the examination application cannot be processed. Payments are intrinsically linked to the enrolment so that if the enrolment process is not correctly completed the EAAB will not be able to allocate an examination seat number.

Payment must be made using the unique seven-digit personal identification number allocated to each estate agent by the EAAB as the reference number. No additional information must be added to that reference number since doing so will result in an inability correctly to allocate the payment to the candidate concerned.

Candidates who do not follow the prescribed registration procedures and/or who make incorrect payments will not be allocated seat numbers and will not, under any circumstances, be permitted into the examination venue even if they are able to produce proof of payment.

Eligibility requirements for enrolment and registration

Candidates must enrol on-line for the PDE by using the “MyEAAB” portal and are reminded that manual registrations are not permitted.

Before commencing the examination enrolment process prospective candidates must:

  • Ensure that they have both their unique EAAB seven-digit personal identification number and South African identification number available - candidates who are unaware of their EAAB seven-digit personal identification number should contact the Call Centre at 087 285 3222 to obtain this information. 
  • Ensure that they have been certificated against the relevant NQF Level 4 and/or Level 5 real estate qualification required for admission to the PDE concerned and also that such qualification has been duly uploaded to the EAAB database. If the necessary NQF real estate qualification does not appear on the EAAB database candidates should submit the required Certificate of Competence to the EAAB for uploading through the on-line query management system.
  • Intern estate agents must ensure that the mandatory intern logbook, and Portfolio of Evidence, was duly maintained and completed and sent to, and approved by, the EAAB before attempting to enrol for the PDE.

A candidate is not eligible to enrol for the PDE if the mandatory intern logbook was not submitted to, and received and approved by, the EAAB and/or if the necessary NQF Level 4 or Level 5 real estate qualification was not uploaded to the EAAB database. 

To ensure a successful PDE enrolment on the “MyEAAB” portal, examination candidates are requested to adopt the following enrolment procedure:

  • On www.eaab.org.za Click on "MyEAAB", on the top menu bar and proceed to AGENTS PORTAL and then EXISTING ESTATE AGENTS - Click here to login (using your 7 digit reference number, ID number and your surname as required by the EAAB system).
  • Upon populating the information, click to PROCEED and then on your RIGHT hand side of the screen, click on CHECK PDE STATUS (this will display if you qualify for PDE  enrolment or not).  Those who qualify may proceed to follow the system instructions to enrol by selecting an Examination Venue of their choice and proceeed to enrol as per the EAAB system instructions.

Postponements

In line with the EAAB PDE policy relating to enrolments and postponements eligible PDE candidates may be granted no more than one postponement of an examination. The postponement request must, similarly, be made, lodged and approved through the “MyEAAB” portal.

If a postponement of the examination is granted it is compulsory, therefore, for the candidate concerned to enrol for next scheduled PDE so as not to forfeit the examination payment previously made. Should the candidate fail to write the examination on the approved postponed date the previously paid examination fee will be forfeited.

Postponement to examination dates falling outside the current financial year

Examination candidates must ensure that the postponed date falls within the period 1 April to 31 March of the current financial year. Should the date fall into another financial year the postponement may be approved although a ‘top-up fee’ (being the difference between the first payment and the revised examination fee) will be required before an examination seat number can be allocated to the candidate. It should be borne in mind that the PDE enrolment fee generally increases on 1 April of each year. Candidates are requested to check the fees schedule on www.eaab.org.za prior to making an examination postponement request. 

Postponements motivated by medical reasons, or other factors beyond the control of the candidate, must be fully supported by official documentary proof to be e-mailed to pde@eaab.org.za for assessment and approval. If approved the EAAB will process the postponement request and notify the candidate accordingly by e-mail.

Proof of any required ‘top-up’ payment, together with proof of a previous payment made and approval of the postponement granted or the examination registration letter received when the postponement was requested or an examination registration attempted, must be uploaded via the EAAB on-line Query System for the attention of the Finance Department. Doing so will expedite the linking of the payment made with the enrolment confirmation and trigger the examination seat number which will be confirmed to the requester.

Examination Dates for 2018/2019 are as follows:

EXAMINATION DATE OPENING DATE FOR ENROLMENT CLOSING DATE ANTICIPATED RESULTS DATE
16 August 2018 02 July 2018 27 July 2018

Will be made available 6-18 Weeks after the examination date.  Results can be viewed by logging onto the MyEAAB online portal available on the EAAB website www.eaab.org.za

 

08 November 2018 01 October 2018 28 October 2018
07 February 2019 08 January 2019 24 January 2019

 

Examination venues for 16 August 2018 are as follows:

VENUE NAME VENUE ADDRESS VENUE CODE
TSHWANE EVENTS CENTRE, PRETORIA Tshwane Events Centre, 205 Souter Street, Pretoria-West PT
CEDARWOODS OF SANDTON, WOODMEAD Cedarwoods of Sandton, 120 Western Service Road, Woodmead JC
INDABA GLOBAL MEETINGS, DURBAN Indaba Global Meetings & Events, Point Yacht Club 3, Maritime Place, Durban DB
PINE LODGE, PORT ELIZABETH Pine Lodge Conference Centre, Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth PE
VINCENT METHODIST CHURCH, EAST LONDON Vincent Methodist Church EL
CABS CONFERENCE CENTRE, CAPE TOWN Cabs Conference Centre, CAB Building, Cnr Jeanette & Lee Street, Brackenfell, Western Cape CA

 

PLEASE:

  • ensure that both your e-mail and postal addresses are updated for confirmation of the examination seat number, examination results and postage of the examination certificate; and 
  • print the communication containing your examination seat number, once you have received it, and ensure that you bring that communication with you, as well as your SA ID document or drivers licence and a calculator, to the examination venue to gain admittance to the examination.

Happy studying!

 



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