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REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION ……. The countdown has begun ….. with the first Professional Designation Examinations (PDE) only few weeks away, it is critical that you as a Estate Agent (Principal or Non-Principal) start preparing accordingly in order to make it in the upcoming examinations WHY THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE)? The Professional Designation Examination (PDE) is an integrated test of knowledge for estate agents contemplated in regulation of the Education Regulations promulgated under Government Notice R.633 on 04 June 2008. In terms of regulations 4(3) no persons may be registered by the EAAB as a full status agent unless that person has successfully completed the Professional Designation Examination (PDE). The PDE is entirely distinct from the old EAAB Board examination and focuses on the new education curriculum that was introduced in 2008. Eligibility Criteria: Only Estate Agents who have: a) been certified as having successfully completed the relevant qualification will be eligible to write the exam; b) been certified exempted in line with the EAAB Equivalency Matrices.

Exam Dates

Target Audience

Title of NQF

Content to be Assessed

Availability of Material

18 AUGUST 2011

Non-Principals

NQF 4

EAAB NQF 4 learning material

Study material and preparation workshops will be provided

18 AUGUST 2011

Principals

NQF 5

EAAB NQF 5 Learning material

Study material and preparation workshops will be provided

10 NOVEMBER 2011

Non-Principals

NQF 4

EAAB NQF 4 learning material

Study material and preparation workshops will be provided

10 NOVEMBER 2011

Principals

NQF 5

EAAB NQF 5 learning material

Study material and preparation workshops will be provided


EXAMINATION PREPARATORY WORKSHOPS Workshops to assist all applicants to prepare for the first PDE Exam set for the 18 th of August will take place from 2nd – 05th August 2011. Applicants are encouraged to book their space accordingly to avoid disappointment.

THE PDE APPLICATION PROCESS    

The PDE will incorporate knowledge component as well as the application or case study component; Applicants will be required to achieve an overall 65% passing mark for the exam in order to be certified; Only estate agents that have already qualified or been exempted for the NQF 4 (NonPrincipals) and NQF 5 (Principals) should apply to write the PDE; The PDE application process will be available from 20 July 2011 from which date examination registrations and venues, as well as all preparatory workshops, will be listed on the EAAB’s website home page which may be accessed at www.eaab.org.za

PLEASE NOTE: ALL AGENTS/PRINCIPALS THAT HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THE PDE EXEMPTION NEED NOT APPLY

FEES AND PAYMENT PROCESS Registration fee for the exams has been reduced by 70% This fee includes free study material plus a DVD   

A fee of R550.00 is payable for PDE 4 in order for the application to be processed; A fee of R750.00 is payable for PDE 5 in order for the application to be processed; Only electronic payments will be permitted. Payment should only be made to the EAAB confirming the Payment Reference Number that will be communicated upon submission and processing of your online application.

Banking details: Bank Name: ABSA Bank Account No: 4052033310 Branch Code: 632005 Branch Name: Protea Park A/C Name: Estate Agency Affairs Board For further information and assistance regarding registering for the exam on 18 August 2011, please contact molly@eaab.org.za; audrey@eaab.org.za Disclaimer To all Industry Members, kindly note that the information that has been loaded on the EAAB website regarding agents/principals that have either completed the NQF Level 4 & 5 qualifications, or that have received exemptions for writing the NQF Level 4 & 5, is based on the information provided to the EAAB by the accredited training providers listed with us that have been accredited by the Services Seta. Any application/booking that has been confirmed and where payment has been made, no cancellation refunds will be granted. The payment made will be offset against your name as a credit to be used at a later date solely for the writing of the PDE exam.


PDE 4 & 5 PRE-EXAM WORKSHOPS 02 – 03 AUGUST 2011 - PDE 4 (Two-day workshop)

04 – 05 AUGUST 2011 - PDE 5 (Two-day workshop)

Time: Venue:

JOHANNEBSURG 09h30 – 16h00 Cedar Park Hotel, 120 Western Service Road, Woodmead, Sandton

Time: Venue:

PRETORIA 09h30 – 16h00 Pembi Conference Centre, (Pretoria East), 148 Boendoe Road, Off Garsfontein Drive, Pretoria

Time: Venue:

CAPE TOWN 09h30 – 16h00 The River Club, Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory, Cape Town

Time: Venue:

GEORGE 09h30 – 16h00 Protea Hotel King George, King George Drive, King George Park, George

Time: Venue:

DURBAN 09h30 – 16h00 Durban Spa Conference Centre, 57 Marine Parade, Durban

Time: Venue:

PORT ELIZABETH 09h30 – 16h00 Pine Lodge Resort, Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Time: Venue:

EAST LONDON 09h30 – 16h00 Premier Hotel King David, Cnr Currie Street & Inverleith Terrace, Quigney, East London

Time: Venue:

POLOKWANE 09h30 – 16h00 Bolivia Lodge, Opposite Broadlands Development on Modadji Road, Polokwane

Time: Venue:

RUSTENBURG 09h30 – 16h00 Akwaaba Lodge, 1 Doorenlaagte Stand No. 318JQ, 52 Koster Road, Rustenburg

Time: Venue:

BLOEMFONTEIN 09h30 – 16h00 Pembi Conference Centre, Manor House, Eeufees Road, Bloemfontein

Time: Venue:

MPUMALANGA 09h30 – 16h00 Nelspruit Hotel, Cnr Paul Kruger & Anderson Street, Nelspruit

To register for the Pre-Exam Workshop for the PDE 4 & 5 Exams Contact: Margie Campbell on margie@eaab.org.za or visit www.eaab.org.za to register online Summit TV will air The Real Estate Professionals series in the lead-up to the exams. Starting on Monday 25th July with the first episode, three episodes will flight each week in sequential order every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The flighting times are as follows: Mondays at 10h00; Wednesdays at 13h00; Thursdays at 23h30


PDE for NQF 4 & 5 Real Estate