Professional Designation Examination PDE for 21 November 2019 is now open

THE ENROLMENT TO WRITE THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION ON

21 NOVEMBER 2019 IS OPEN

This serves to advise all estate agents who wish to undertake the upcoming Professional Designation Examination (PDE) scheduled to take place on 21 November 2019 that enrolment for such is now open.  Enrolment is done strictly via the MyEAAB portal available on the EAAB website www.eaab.org.za and an exam candidate must be in possession of their 7 digit personal identification number or reference number to be able to enroll.  The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) Call Centre, 087 285 3222, may be requested to confirm such reference numbers.

  1. Eligibility

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 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 months internship period and submitted a logbook which has been approved by the EAAB 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 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).
  1. Check and update your qualifications status on MyEAAB Portal

Examination candidates are unable to enroll for PDE 4/PDE 5 unless their qualifications (and intern logbook where required) is updated. Therefore those who have not yet updated their qualifications (a certified certificate of competence issued by the Services SETA or a signed and dated confirmation letter of successful external moderation by the Services SETA by the RPL Centre or Skills Development Provider) may do so logging and attaching these copies via the On-Line Query on the MyEAAB Portal or sending a certified copy to sisanda.nkosi@eaab.org.za.

  1. Study Guide/Study Material for PDE  preparation and purposes

The EAAB still has material available for those who are without the study material. It is important for exam candidates to prepare using the EAAB study material and to bring it with to the examination venue (PDE is an open book examination). The study material must be obtained by exam candidates prior to enrolling for the examination. Postponements for reason of ordering study material late will not be accepted. Those wishing to order the material should do so by downloading and completing the study material order form and then sending it with payment proof to studyguides@eaab.org.za.  The order form for material is available for download on www.eaab.org.za.

  1. Examination venues

It is important that examination candidates carefully select the correct venue closest to them via MyEAAB Portal to ensure a successful examination enrolment. EAAB will not be able to change examination venues on behalf of the exam candidate once selected and enrolled. The following venues  are open for the November exam but it is important to note that not booking for the examination and merely pitching up at the examination venue is not allowable and examination  candidates who do not complete the booking process (even if they have paid for the examination) will not be allowed at the venue. The booking process and correct payment using the correct 7 digit reference number facilitate the allocation and issuance of examination seat numbers to examination candidates. This means that no exam book, no examination number and no entry into the examination venue.

November Examination venues:

Venue

Address

Bloemfontein

Bon Hotel Bloemfontein, Bloem Plaza, East Burger Street, Bloemfontein Central, Bloemfontein, 9301

Kimberly

Kimberly Garden Court, 120 Du Toitspan Rd, Civic Centre, Northern Cape, 8300

George

Farm and Fellow Guest House ans Restaurant

233 Moerasrivier, Geelhoutboom Road, George

Johannesburg

CedarWoods of Sandton, 120 Western Service Rd, Woodmead, Sandton, 2148

Pretoria

Fortis Hotel Capital Pretoria, 390 Van Der Walt, Lilian Ngoyi Street, Pretoria, 0001

Nelspruit

Umbali, 44 and 45, Cromdale, Corner of Glenwood and R40, Nelspruit, 1200

Rustenburg

Orion Safari Lodge, 1 Donkerhoek Rd, Rustenburg Rural, Rustenburg, 0300

Polokwane

Bolivia Lodge, Road R81, 600m from Mall of the North, Polokwane, Limpopo Province, 0700

East London

Premier Regent Hotel, 22 Esplanade St, Quigney Beach, East London, 5201

Port Elizabeth

Dolphins Leap Conference and Events Centre, 35 Humewood Rd, Humewood, Port Elizabeth, 6013

Durban

Onomo Hotel, 56 KE Masinga Rd, Stamford Hill, Durban, 4025

Cape Town

Durbanville Conference Centre, Welling Road, Durbanville, Cape Town

 

It is advisable that examination candidates use Google Maps to obtain directions to the venues.

  1. Important: Examination enrolment will close on 08 November 2019.
  1. A summary of important rules for examination enrolment
    1. 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.  
    2. 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.
    3. Examination results are released at least 8 weeks after 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 examination results.
    4. 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.
    5. Examination duration is 4 hours.
    6. It is an open book examination.  Tips for the examination are available on the EAAB website (under Education- Professional Designation Examination)
    7. Only calculators of any type and NOT cell phones or tablets or iPads can be used for any calculation-related questions, (if any).
    8. 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.  
    9. Similarly those who come to the examination venue without checking their examination seat number 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 number.
    10. Examination seat numbers must be printed and be brought into the examination venue.
    11. Examination candidates may bring dictionaries, if required.

The EAAB wishes all examination candidates the best of luck!

Issued by:

Estate Agency Affairs Board

Education and Training Department

07 October 2019



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