Professional Designation Examination (PDE 4)

Any property professional who wishes to become a fully qualified estate agent must write the Professional Designation Examination (PDE).

Only once the exam has been taken can Estate Agents be registered with the Estate Agency Affairs Board of South Africa.

The Real Estate NQF4 course will adequately prepare any person for the PDE which is based on a different curriculum to that of the previous EAAB examination.

In order to successfully pass the PDE, applicants are required to achieve 65% or more.

PDE eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible for the PDE, estate agents must have:

  • Been certified as having successfully completed the necessary qualification
  • Been granted equivalency exemption from completing the necessary qualification

There are several other factors which further influence exemption especially for acting principal estate agents. These factors are subject to specific criteria.

Professional Designation Examination

Additionally, there are certain fees which must be paid in order to process the application for the examination.

The Professional Designation Examination takes place on certain dates and enrolment for the examination opens and closes on specified dates. Results will also be released on a specified date once the examination has taken place.

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For more information about the Professional Designation Examination including eligibility criteria, contact us for estate agent training information today.