Professional Designated Exam Level 5 Course (PDE5)

PDE 5 Real Estate CourseAll estate agents in South Africa who have achieved competency in their NQF Level 5 qualification must then move on to writing their Professional Designated Exam Level 5 or PDE5 exam in order to achieve Principal Status and be in a position where they can run their own estate agency firm.  This exam is set by the Estate Agents Affairs Board (EAAB); exams are held in each province every quarter.  Register for your PDE5 exam on the EAAB website as soon as you receive your NQF 5 competency certificate from ServicesSETA, or your exemption from EAAB.

The four-hour PDE5 exam covers all knowledge and practical applications you have studied in the field, as contained in your NQF 5 learning material that you purchased from the Board.  Because of the time delay from writing your NQF5 to receiving your competency certificate, you will need to “brush up” on your knowledge.  Once you have the PDE 5 exam behind you, you will be issued with a fidelity fund certificate (FFC) stating that you are a Principal agent.  Prior to this, your status will remain that of Full Status.

To help you through this process, we’ve developed an innovative e-Learning PDE5 course for all estate agents in South Africa.  This online PDE5 course, over and above covering the requirements set out by the EAAB, will provide you with templates, examples of past exam questions, study tips, knowledge on where to concentrate your studies in the material provided by the Board, easy to follow calculation and statistic sheets.

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Course Materials

The PDE5 course includes the following:

  • An introduction to the exam including both EAAB tips and general study tips, helping you decide which section of the exam to answer first, and how to allocate your time in the exam to the different sections.
  • We also provide schedules containing statistics, calculations, definitions, flash cards, the Code of Conduct summarised as well as the Estate Agents Affairs Act.  We show you how to use them and personalise them to your exam requirements.  You will also be given examples of past PDE5 exam questions with model answers.
  • PropAcademy supplies you with an index for your EAAB NQF5 Study Material, however this is a free add on resource, as Prop Academy will not refund Learners due to the index not suiting all versions of the Study Guide.
  • The index we have provided only works on the EAAB NQF5 Study Material files that contain 1584 pages.  In order to take advantage of this free Resource, you must obtain this specific study guide and not any of the later versions which all have differing page numbers and are therefore inconsistent with the Index.
  • The EAAB NQF5 Study Material needs to be purchased by you from the Estate Agents Affairs Board (EAAB) website, we also advise estate agents to save money and borrow these files from your fellow agents, as the material itself has not been updated by the EAAB since 2008.