EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION DATES FOR 2022,2023 AND 2024:

 

PDE exam date

 

PDE exam opens on the PPRA portal

 

PDE exam closing date (this closing date applies to both portal/manual applications and payments must be done on or before the closing date)

Possible dates for the release of PDE results and important note on the appeal and script review procedure

17           November 2022      

03 October 2022 

28 October 2022

Professional Designation Examination (‘PDE’) registration or enrolment:

 

PDE registration/enrolment is done strictly via the PPRA Portal.

No registration /enrolment forms (including those used in the past) will be issued to prospective PDE candidates for the purposes of enrolment or registration for the examination.

No PDE registration/ enrolment submitted by the prospective PDE candidate will be regarded.

Payment for PDE registration /enrolment must be made using the correct Reference number and by the closing date.

No need to email payment proof to PPRA as this will reflect on the PPRA Bank statement.

Property Practitioners must note that the PPRA links PDE payments to the PDE registration/ enrolment made on the portal to generate an Exam Seat Number and allocate on the Property Practitioner’s profile on the portal. This therefore means that the PPRA will not send seat numbers but Property Practitioners must check for these by logging-in onto t their profile on the portal.

Property practitioners may check their seat numbers at least from two weeks before the actual exam date.  at least

PDE Results:

PDE results are released at least eight (8) weeks after the actual exam date.

To check results, Property Practitioners are requested to logon their profile on PPRA Portal which is on www.theppra.org.za.  

Exam results are updated on the profiles of Property Practitioners at least within two weeks of the release of the exam results to property practitioners.

PDE results Appeals:

Appeals against the results and or the request for a virtual review of examination scripts must be lodged via the Query Management Portal which is on www.theppra.org.za and within 10 – 14 days after release of exam results.

 

Payment proof must be attached to the request for appeal and strictly sent to resultsappeal@theppra.org.za

02 March 2023

09 January 2023

03 February 2023

18 May 2023

03 April 2023

28 April 2023

17 August 2023 03 July 2023 28 July 2023
16 November 2023 02 October 2023 27 October 2023
29 February 2024 08 January 2024 02 February 2024
 
No appeals or requests for review of scripts will be processed post the appeal lodgement prescribe period and payment made for appeal can thus be requested for use for other PPRA transactions by the property practitioner or refund request may be made via the Portal Query Management system.

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION ON THE OPENING OF MAY 2024 PDE REGISTRATION
April 4, 2024
The PPRA is pleased to announce that the PDE scheduled to take place on the 16th of May 2024 is now open for registration on the PPRA portal.  

NEW FORMAT OF PDE ON 29 FEBRUARY 2024-PILOT PROJECT
February 2, 2024
Further to the Communication of 8 January 2024 “IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION ON THE OPENING OF 29 FEBRUARY 2024 PDE REGISTRATION”, the PPRA is excited to announce that the PDE scheduled to take place on the 29th of February 2024 will be conducted, as a pilot project, in a new format.    

NOTICE REGARDING THE EXTENSION OF ONLINE ENROLMENT FOR THE UPCOMING PDE SCHEDULED FOR 29 FEBRUARY 2024
February 1, 2024
Following some ICT challenges experienced by many prospective PDE Candidates who attempted to enrol or register for the upcoming PDE scheduled for 29 February 2024, the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (“the PPRA”) wishes to announce that prospective PDE candidates are provided a further extended period to finalise their...

COMMENCEMENT OF THE REAL ESTATE PRACTICAL TRAINING COURSE IN TERMS OF THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS REGULATIONS, 2022
January 19, 2024
Sub-regulation 33.2.1 of the Property Practitioners Regulations, 2022, provides that the PPRA must consult with the representative bodies in the various industries in which property practitioners operate and establish, amongst others, standards for the practical training of non-principal property practitioners as referred to in sub-regulation...

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR PDE ON 29 FEBRUARY 2024
January 10, 2024
The PPRA is excited to announce that the PDE scheduled to take place on the 29th of February 2024 is now open for registration on the PPRA portal.

CPD PARTICIPATION FOR 2023 – IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR NON-PRINCIPAL AND PRINCIPAL PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS
December 21, 2023
1.Extended CPD Participation Period: Eligible practitioners for CPD in 2023 have been granted an extension of time until 31 March 2024 within which to fulfil their CPD requirements for 2023.  

THE RELEASE OF PDE EXAM RESULTS AND RELATED QUERIES
December 7, 2023
This serves to communicate to all candidates who wrote PDE on 16 November 2023 that exam results will be released before the end of January 2024. Therefore, stakeholders need not be in panic or send queries to Rekindle Learning email addresses but such queries must be directed to exams@theppra.org.za OR pde@theppra.org.za

SUBMISSION OF LOGBOOKS BY STAKEHOLDERS BASED IN CAPE TOWN AND SURROUNDING AREAS
December 7, 2023
This serves to communicate to all stakeholders based in the Cape Town and surrounding areas that all logbooks must be submitted as follows:

EXTENSION OF 16 NOVEMBER 2023 PDE REGISTRATION ON MYPPRA PORTAL
October 26, 2023
The PPRA wishes to advise all prospective PDE candidates that they may continue to register for 16 November 2023 PDE until the 31st of October 2023, no later than 16h00. All exam payments must also be made on or by the 31st of October 2023.  

UPDATE ON THE PDE 4 STUDY GUIDE
October 23, 2023
This serves to advise all prospective PDE candidates for 16 November 2023 that they need not be concerned about acquiring the new study guide for the purposes of PDE 4 preparations. The content in the old PDE Study guide will be utilised for setting of the 16 November 2023 PDE 4 Exam and not the new PDE 4 Study guide that we have previously...

COMMUNIQUE ON PDE 4 STUDY MATERIAL
October 9, 2023
The PPRA wishes to advise PDE 4 prospective examination candidates that it is comprehensively revising the PDE 4 study material to make the examination more meaningful and academically accountable.  

COMMUNICATION ON 17 AUGUST 2023 EXAM VENUES
August 16, 2023
The PPRA wishes to inform all exam candidates who booked to write the exam on the 17th of August 2023 of the following updated exam centres below:

COMMUNIQUE PERTAINING TO DISQUALIFICATION NOTICES ISSUED BY THE PPRA
August 1, 2023
This serves to notify all affected property practitioners who received disqualification notices of the following important steps:

OPENING OF PDE EXAM REGISTRATION/ENROLMENT ON THE PPRA PORTAL FOR ELIGIBLE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS
July 12, 2023
This serves to communicate to all PPRA stakeholders that the PDE scheduled for 17 August 2023 is now open for enrolment/registration strictly via MyPPRA portal. All prospective Exam candidates and those who have officially requested postponement and such postponements have been approved by PPRA may start enrolling and paying for the exam without...

A REVISED NOTICE ON THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 2023 CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) PROGRAMME
July 9, 2023
The PPRA would like to inform all eligible property practitioners that the mandatory CPD programme and learning material for 2023 is not yet available on MyCPD Portal

REVISED CLARITY NOTICE ON 30 JUNE 2023 DEADLINE ON COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION REGULATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
July 3, 2023
This serves to provide clarity on the previously issued communique regarding the 30thJune 2023 deadline on compliance with Education Regulations, as follows:

PDE RESULTS FOR MARCH, APRIL AND MAY 2023 AND PDE REGISTRATION EXTENSION TO 15 JUNE 2023
June 14, 2023
This serves to inform all Professional Designation Examination (PDE) candidates who wrote the examination on 23 March 2023, 20 April 2023 and 18 May 2023, that the examination (PDE) results are now available on MyPPRA portal. Thus, candidates may log in and view their results on the portal.  

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE PHASING OUT OF THE STATUTORY PDE EXEMPTION PREVIOUSLY GRANTED TO PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS WHO ARE PRACTICING AS ESTATE AGENTS
June 2, 2023
This serves to inform all real-estate property practitioners (estate agents) that effective 01 July 2023, the Statutory PDE Exemption previously granted to property practitioners who practiced and were issued with FFC five (5) years prior to and up to the 15th of July 2008 is no longer available and no applications will be accepted in relation...

THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION FOR 20 JUNE 2023 IS NOW OPEN FOR ELIGIBLE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS
May 30, 2023
This serves to communicate to all PPRA stakeholders that the PDE scheduled for 20 June 2023 is now open for enrolment/registration strictly via the Portal. All prospective Exam candidates and those who have officially requested postponement may start enrolling and paying for the exam without any further delay to avoid late registration. 

CLARITY COMMUNIQUE ON 30- JUNE DEADLINE FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
May 16, 2023
This serves to communicate to all PPRA stakeholders that the deadline of 30 June 2023 requiring compliance with Education Regulations will not be extended. The PPRA wishes to clarify stakeholders of the following:

FINAL PDE VENUES FOR EXAM SCHEDULED FOR 23 MARCH 2023
March 13, 2023
The PPRA wishes to update all exam candidates who have enrolled to write PDE on 23 March 2023 of the following final exam venues/centres (with emphasis on the Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Durban Venues highlighted below in Blue):

PPRA-SSETA COMMUNIQUE REGARDING RPL AND ADDITIONAL PDE DATE FOR APRIL 2023
March 10, 2023
In June 2022, the Board of the PPRA granted an extension in respect of the compliance with the Education Regulations by issuing Practice Note ETD01/2022 thereby giving property practitioners (intern estate agents, full status non-principals and principals) who had failed to comply with Education Regulations of 2008 until 31 January 2023 to comply...

AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS FOR FEBRUARY 2023 PDE
March 9, 2023
The PPRA is pleased to announce that examination (PDE) results for the exam conducted on 09 February 2023 are now available on the PPRA portal. Thus, the affected exam candidates may proceed to log in and view their results on the portal. Examination result letters will be sent to the candidates in due course.  

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE CONSULTATION PROCESS IN LINE WITH THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS REGULATIONS, 2022
February 9, 2023
Sub-regulation 33.2.1 of the Property Practitioners Regulations, 2022 enjoins the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) to consult in good faith with the various representative bodies and establish the following:

CPD CONTACT SESSIONS CPD 2022 CATCH UP
January 19, 2023
When the CPD programme was implemented in 2015, estate agents were given 2 options to acquire their necessary CPD points for each year. They had the option to do their CPD via contact sessions which are venue-based or via e-Learning which is online. In 2020, contact sessions were suspended because of the Covid-19 virus.  

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE EXAM VENUE OF SANDTON ON EXAM SEAT NUMBER CONFIRMATIONS
November 14, 2022
The PPRA is aware that seat number confirmation letters to exam candidates contain the Online Venue of Sandton, PPRA Offices, which is our standard practice. However, to provide clarity, the PPRA wishes to inform all exam candidates who have received such letters that exam venues are created by the PPRA when the exam is opened for enrolment /...

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE EXEMPTION FOR PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS ( ESTATE AGENTS) AGED 60 YEARS AND ABOVE
September 15, 2022
    This serves to inform all real-estate property practitioners (estate agents) aged 60 years and above that effective immediately this type of exemption is no longer available and no applications will be accepted in relation thereto. Therefore, all categories of affected property practitioners (estate agents) who have not qualified or...

CLARITY OF WHETHER OR NOT THE STANDARD OF TRAINING OF ESTATE AGENTS REGULATIONS OF 2008 ARE STILL APPLICABLE FOLLOWING THE COMING INTO EFFECT OF THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS ACT, No.22 OF 2019
June 30, 2022
Following the coming into operation and effect of the Property Practitioners Act, No.22 of 2019 (the PPA) on 1 February 2022, some industry bodies were of the view that the Standard of Training of Estate Agents Regulations of 2008 (the Education Regulations), are no longer applicable as we now have new PPA Regulations. The Property Practitioners...

AVAILABILITY OF STUDY GUIDES
June 1, 2022
Dear Stakeholders Please be  informed  that  we previously mentioned that one of the reasons that exams had to be postponed was due to  the unavailability of study guides. However, we are glad to announce that study guides are now available and candidates may contact the Regulator in that regard and order study guides. Best...

IMPLICATIONS OF THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS ACT AND REGULATIONS ON THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING ENVIRONMENT
April 21, 2022
The document discusses the implications of the property Practitioners Act and Regulations on the Education and Training Environment.

NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS RESIDING IN CAPE TOWN OFFICES REGARDING LOGBOOK SUBMISSIONS
February 21, 2022
This notice serves to advise all stakeholders residing in Cape Town and surrounding areas that our offices in Cape Town remain closed until further notice. This is due to a strike action currently going on at the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) which also affects Cape Town Offices.



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EXAM RESULTS
The PPRA and Lucidity Training will be releasing results in respect of the Professional Designation Examination written on 17 November 2022. The results will be released from today until tomorrow.
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Final Education Regulations
R.633 Estate Agency Affairs Act (112/1976): Substitution of the regulations relating to the standard of training of estate agents
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Estate Agency Affairs Act
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Pde Enrolment 17 November 2022 Is Now Open On Myppra Portal
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PDE enrolment closing date extended
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PDE ENROLLMENT OPEN WINDOW
The PPRA would like to extend an invitation once again to the affected stakeholders who have not yet enrolled for the upcoming PDE scheduled to take place on the 09th February 2023 to enroll during a special enrolment window which is closing on Friday the 27th January 2023. The enrolment must be done strictly via the PPRA portal as this is the only way the PPRA will know which venues will be able to accommodate what numbers and also enables the PPRA to issue exam seat numbers.
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August Exam Venues updated 17 Aug 2023
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