Education

Candidates must enrol for the PDE using the “MyEAAB” portal. Before enrolling candidates should ensure that they have their 7 digit personal identification number and ID number available and that the relevant NQF Level 4 and/or Level 5 real estate qualification required for admission to the PDE has been uploaded to the EAAB database. If the required NQF real estate qualification does not appear on the system candidates are requested to e-mail a certified copy of the relevant Certificate of Competence to the EAAB at upgrades@eaab.org.za for uploading so as to ensure that no difficulties will be experienced when registering for the PDE.   

In addition to satisfying themselves that the NQF Level 4 real estate qualification has been uploaded to the EAAB database, intern estate agents must also ensure that the mandatory intern logbook and POE was duly sent to, and approved by, the EAAB before attempting to enrol for the PDE. A candidate will not be eligible to enrol for the PDE if the intern logbook has either not been received or approved by the EAAB and/or if the required NQF real estate qualification has not been uploaded to the EAAB database.   

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

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Postponements: In line with the EAAB PDE policy relating to enrolments and postponements eligible PDE candidates are granted only one (1) allowable postponement attempt which must, similarly, be requested, lodged and approved through “MyEAAB” portal. It is compulsory, therefore, for the candidate to undertake the PDE on the selected postponement date in order not to forfeit the examination payment previously made. Failure to undertake the exam on the approved postponed date will result in a forfeiture of the full paid examination fee.   

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) will be required before an examination seat number can be allocated to the candidate, bearing 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. 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 sent (in one e-mail) to finance@eaab.org.za to enable the EAAB Finance Department to link and allocate both payments on time and allow the system to generate and send the examination seat number, which will be confirmed to the requester.   

EXAMINATION DATE CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION
02 March 2017 17 February 2017
25 May 2017 12 May 2017
24 August 2017 11 August 2017
16 November 2017 03 November 2017
08 March 2018 23 February 2018
EXAMINATION VENUE STREET ADDRESS EXAMINATION CODE
GAUTENG
Tshwane Events Centre Souter Street, Tshwane Event Centre, Pretoria PT
Cedarwoods of Sandton 120 Western Service Road, Woodmead, Sandton JW
WESTERN CAPE
Ratanga Junction Bridgeways, Ratanga Junction, Century Boulevard, Centry City, Milnerton CA
George Lodge Conference Centre 86 Davidson Road, George GE
EASTERN CAPE
Vincent Methodist Church 23 Princess Road, Vincent, East London EL
Pine Lodge Conference Centre Marine Parade, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth PE
KWA-ZULU NATAL
Indaba Global Meetings and Events Point Yacht Club, 3 Maritime Place, Durban DB
FREE STATE
Ilanga Estate Lucus Steyn Street, Plot 9, Heuwelsig, Bloemfontein BL
PDE candidates not residing in these provinces are requested to enrol themselves in any of the above venues.

The importance of keeping personal details updated  

Estate agents are obliged to update their personal details (including e-mail address, postal address and residential address, if used as the preferred postal address) via the “MyEAAB” portal within fourteen (14) days of any change in such information. The link https://www.eaab.org.za/myffc/update_profile may be used for this purpose or, alternatively, finalise the update by clicking Update Your Information under MyEAAB ACCOUNT and following the prompts accordingly prior to clicking the ‘Submit’ button.    

Study Material  

Examination candidates are, lastly, urged to order and obtain the prescribed PDE study material in advance by downloading and sending the study material request form, with correct payment proof, for the study material to be mailed to them on time.  Study Material orders must be e-mailed to studyguides@eaab.org.za


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October 12, 2018
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 08 November 2018 by accessing the ”MyEAAB” portal.

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September 17, 2018
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ENROLMENT FOR THE PDE ON 16 AUGUST 2018
July 27, 2018
It has come to our attention that the MyEAAB portal notification for the next Professional Designation Examination (PDE) enrolment date is confirming the examination date as 17 August 2018, which is incorrect.

Important Notification - PDE 16 August 2018 Enrolments now open
July 3, 2018
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...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE) ENROLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR 17 May 2018
April 18, 2018
This serves to inform eligible PDE candidates (those who have met internship (intern estate agents) and qualification requirements (NQF 4/5 Certification or equivalency exemption) that the enrolment and registration of 17 May 2018 examination is now open on MyEAAB portal, and closing on 26 April 2018, no late enrolments and payments will be...

PROCEDURE WHEN APPLYING FOR AN EQUIVALENCY EXEMPTION AGAINST THE NQF LEVEL 4 AND/OR 5 REAL ESTATE QUALIFICATIONS EFFECTIVE FROM 1 APRIL 2018
April 18, 2018
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PROCEDURE WHEN APPLYING FOR EXEMPTION BASED ON AGE OF 60 YEARS AND ABOVE AGAINST THE NQF LEVEL 4 AND/OR 5 REAL ESTATE QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION FOR PRINCIPALS AND FOR NON-PRINCIPALS – 1 APRIL 2018
April 18, 2018
The Press release dated June 30, 2011: EAAB grants estate agents qualification and PDE exemption for over 60’s deals with the resolution and policy approved by the EAAB Board for the grant of exemption and process that must be followed by interested and qualifying estate agents who are aged 60 years and above. The fee payable to the EAAB...

PROCEDURE FOR THE GRANTING OF EDUCATIONAL EXEMPTIONS TO NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF ESTATE AGENCY COMPANIES – 1 APRIL 2018
April 18, 2018
In accordance with the provisions of the Education Regulations and the Estate Agency Affairs Act, all principal estate agents including all Directors of  an estate agency company must comply with prescribed standards of education and training  including certification against the NQF Level 5 Real estate qualification (National...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: EXAMINATION CANDIDATES WHO UNDERTOOK THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION ON 08 MARCH 2018 MAY NOW VIEW THEIR EXAMINATION RESULTS ON MYEAAB PORTAL
April 18, 2018
Candidates who wrote the Professional Designation Examination on 08 March 2018 are advised that: the results of the examination may now be accessed by logging-on to the ‘MyEAAB’ portal of the EAAB website (www.eaab.org.za), clicking on the ‘Agents’ portal dropdown, completing the required information and then going to the...

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March 6, 2018
For Principal and Non-Principal estate agents (excluding Intern estate agents) CPD compliance in 2018 CPD participants, that is to say, all non-principal and principal estate agents who have been issued with valid fidelity fund certificates for 2018 by the EAAB (excluding intern estate agents presently holding valid ‘intern’ fidelity...

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in 2018
December 6, 2017
It is most gratifying for the EAAB to be able to record that the overwhelming majority of estate agents that were required to do so have successfully completed the first three-year rolling CPD cycle.  This, no doubt, bodes extremely well for the continued professionalisiation of the real estate sector and for the enhancement of the status of...

Professional Designation Examination Dates for 2018/2019
November 6, 2017
Professional Designation Examination (PDE) dates for 2018/2019

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September 29, 2017
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EXPANDED CRITERION FOR THE GRANT OF THE STATUTORY EXEMPTION AGAINST THE PDE IMPLEMENTED
September 11, 2017
The Estate Agency Affairs Board had previously interpreted regulation 7(3) of the Standard of Training of Estate Agents Regulations, 2008, as meaning that, to qualify for the grant of the statutory exemption against the Professional Designation Examination (“PDE”), estate agents must have continuously held a valid fidelity fund...

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) compliance
August 15, 2017
As December 2017 rapidly draws near, full status estate agents (excluding presently registered intern estate agents), are again reminded that they must ensure that they comply with mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements if they wish to continue legally to practice as such.



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