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PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE)

ENROLMENT TO WRITE THE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE) ON 20 MAY 2021

CLOSING DATE FOR ENROLMENT AND PAYMENTS IS 07 MAY 2021


This serves to advise all estate agents who wish to undertake the upcoming Professional Designation Examination (PDE) scheduled to take place on the 20 May 2021 that enrolment for such is now open.  Enrolment is done strictly by completing the attached form and attaching the required documents as per the Enrolment form which is also downloadable from the EAAB website www.eaab.org.za.

  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 month 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).
  • All qualifications or exemption letters/certificates must be attached to the completed enrolment form when it is sent to the EAAB.
  1. VENUE-BASED EXAMINATION VERSUS ON-LINE EXAMINATION

The EAAB is pleased to advise that all future examinations will be conducted strictly via the new Online Examination Platform. Thus there will no longer be venue-based examinations. All prospective examination candidates are therefore urged to enroll for the forthcoming examination scheduled to take place on the 20th May 2021 by completing the Enrolment Form which is available on the EAAB website, and make the necessary payment immediately to ensure that the EAAB generates the examination seat numbers and captures the candidate’s details in the new Online Examination system on time to avoid any delays in accessing the new system.

In addition, all prospective examination candidates are urged to install Chrome if they will be using the Computers; otherwise the new Online Examination System is compatible with all Apple and Android devices.

The prospective examination candidates who enroll and make payments on or before 07 May 2021 will be provided with the necessary online examination information during April to ensure that they are thoroughly prepared to participate in the examination via the new On-line Examination System. All examination candidates who are enrolled successfully will be provided with a link and practice examination by mid-April upon enrollment of all examination candidates to ensure that all examination candidates are thoroughly prepared and well acquainted with the new system.

  1. A summary of important rules for examination enrolment
  1. Unless PDE enrollment via the 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 and then make payment using the correct Unique Seven Digit Reference Number usually used for FFC payments.
  1. For confirmation of examination 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.

3.3. Examination results are released at least 8 weeks after the examination date and appeals must be lodged within 10 - 14 days of receiving results.  

3.4. Examination results can be viewed through the MyEAAB On-Line Query Management portal.

3.5. Examination certificates for those who have passed are issued at least 60 – 90 days after the release of exam results.

3.6. Examination candidates who are not successful are allowed to lodge their appeal against the examination results by submitting their appeal and the required fee within 14 days of being informed of their results.  The policy of the EAAB is that appeals received after the expiry of the 14 day period will not be processed.

3.7. Examination candidates must allow sufficient time for a thorough preparation for the examination.  Therefore those wishing to undertake the examination are advised to ensure that they obtain the required study material from the EAAB prior to enrolling. 

3.8. Examination duration is 4 hours. The examination will be conducted strictly via the online system.

3.9. It is an open book examination.  Tips for the examination are available on the EAAB website (under Education - Professional Designation Examination).

3.10. Examination candidates are allowed to use calculators of any type, where required.

3.11. Examination candidates may use dictionaries, if required.


FUTURE EXAMINATION DATES:

 

PDE date

 

PDE opens on the MyEAAB portal

 

PDE closing date (this closing date applies to both applications and payments)

 

Possible PDE results release date

20 May 2021

1 April 2021

07 May 2021

Examination results are released at least eight (8) weeks after the actual examination date.

 

Examination results can be viewed by visiting MyEAAB Portal available on the www.eaab.org.za

 

Examination Results Appeals must be lodged within 10 - 14 days after release of examination results via MyEAAB Query Management System available on the www.eaab.org.za

19 August 2021

1 July 2021

30 July 2021

11 November 2021

1 October 2021

29 October 2021

24 February 2022

10 January 2022

4 February 2022

5. APPEAL AGAIST EXAMINATION RESULTS

It is the policy of EAAB to allow examination candidates who wish to appeal against their examination results to do so following the following appeals procedure:

5.1. Appellants wishing to appeal against the outcome of the Professional Designation Examination shall be required to lodge a written Notice of Appeal with the EAAB within ten to fourteen (10 - 14) days after having been notified of the result of the examination and which Notice of Appeal shall be e-mailed to the EAAB at resultsappeal@eaab.org.za

5.2. The written Notice of Appeal may be lodged in person or by way of sending an email or logging an Online Query to the EAAB.

5.3. The written Notice of Appeal shall be dated and signed by the appellant and shall, in addition, contain the full names, identity number, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and facsimile number of the appellant.

5.4. The written Notice of Appeal shall specifically indicate the grounds of appeal relied upon by the appellant as well as the reasons why the appellant believes that the outcome of the Professional Designation Examination does not truly and/or accurately reflect the efforts of the appellant.

5.5. Failure to lodge within the period in a prescribed manner and within the prescribed time lines may disqualify the candidate unless the candidate provides sufficient and valid reasons supported by evidence where necessary for lodging a late appeal.

5.6. Upon receipt of the Notice of Appeal, the appeal will be acknowledged and duly recorded and where the prescribed fee is still not paid, the appellant will be informed to make payment of the required fee including the manner in which such payment should be made to the EAAB.  Only upon receipt of the required fee, the appeal shall be processed further

5.7. Upon receipt of the required fee/the fully compliant appeal, the relevant Education and Training Officer will refer the appellant’s Notice of Appeal to the appointed Moderator or Education and Training Manager for consideration.

5.8. The moderator or the Education and Training Manager, when receiving the Notice of Appeal, shall also be granted access to the marked answer sheet of the appellant and model answer and shall proceed to review or moderate the script within twenty (20) days of receipt and  communicate the appeal outcome to indicating the new mark achieved in percentage (%) form which shall be communicated to the appellant by the relevant Education and Training Officer within 24 hours of being provided with the outcome.

The EAAB wishes all exam candidates the best of luck!

Issued by: Estate Agency Affairs Board - Education and Training Department

31 March 2021

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDE ENROLMENT FORM
 

 

 

 

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