All estate agents in South Africa who have achieved competency in their NQF Level 4 qualification must then move on to writing their Professional Designated Exam Level 4 or PDE4 exam in order to achieve Full Status.  This exam is set by the Estate Agents Affairs Board (EAAB); exams are held in each province about four times a year.  You must book for this exam with the Board as soon as you receive your NQF 4 competency certificate from Services SETA.

The four-hour PDE4 exam covers all knowledge and practical applications you have studied in the field, as contained in your NQF 4 learning material supplied by the Board.  Because of the time delay from writing your NQF4 to receiving your competency certificate, you will need to “brush up” on your knowledge.  Once you have the PDE 4 exam behind you, you will be issued with a fidelity fund certificate (FFC) stating that you are a Full Status agent.  Prior to this, your status will remain that of Intern.

To help you through this process, we’ve developed an innovative e-Learning course for all estate agents in South Africa to help prepare you for your PDE4 exam regardless of which provider you studied with previously.  This online PDE 4 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, and easy to follow calculation and statistic sheets, as well as flash cards.  As this is an open book exam, we also show you how to systemise and access the information that you take into the exam.

Over and above the course material, PropAcademy supplies you with an instructional video, webinars and your own friendly facilitator whom you can contact should you have queries.  If you are based in Durban or surrounds, you have the option of attending a face to face workshop instead of working through the online course.

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Course Materials

The PDE4 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 PDE4 exam questions with model answers.
  • The NQF 4 training manual must be purchased by you from the Estate Agents Affairs Board (EAAB) website. We supply you with an easy to use index produced for the original EAAB “Study Guide for the Professional Practitioner in Real Estate NQF Level 4”. You must obtain this specific study guide not the later versions which all have differing page numbers and are inconsistent. To identify that you have the correct edition check that there is only one file, pages are printed double sided and the page numbers begin with 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 etc.