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Online CPD Courses for Estate Agents in South Africa
All real estate agents in South Africa are required to complete a number of verifiable and non-verifiable CPD courses annually. To assist you in accruing your annual prescribed CPD points, we’ve developed a wide range of affordable and easy to complete online CPD courses in the non-verifiable category. These courses can be completed online on any computer or mobile device from the comfort of your home, office, or while on the go. Important requirements set out by the EAAB for Real Estate CPD courses and the various CPD categories that are available can be found further down the page.
Social Media & Branding Non-Verifiable CPD Course
In this short CPD course, you will learn how you and your business can benefit from being able to correctly and effectively advertise your business on social media. You will also undertand how good branding promotes your real estate business.
This amazing CPD course is Harvard Business Review at its best! The course will teach you the valuable skills of negotiating a deal, and if put into practice in the real estate field, will ensure your success as an estate agent. This easy online course is a must for every real estate practitioner in South Africa.
Make Stress Work for You Non-Verifiable CPD Course
Course includes 9 articles by Harvard Business Review and one by Dr M Lamb. The content is authentic and interesting, giving you a good understanding of how to manage stress in all aspects of your life, and how to detect and manage it in your co-workers.
This online course highlights the importance of setting targets in your business life. Once targets are set they have to be continually monitored and Errol van Heerden has some wonderful tips on how to keep focussed, no matter what.
Mentoring Your Intern Estate Agent Non-Verifiable CPD Course
This online non-verifiable CPD course covers the mentoring and coaching regulated category and will earn you 1 CPD point. The course is clear, to the point, and will cover everything a principal agent and full status agent of three years or more must now.
The Robin Hood Foundation Non-Verifiable CPD Course
This online non-verifiable CPD course covers the corporate social investment regulated category. The course includes reading material and a multiple choice quiz, and will earn you 1 CPD point in the Corporate Social Investment category.
This online non-verifiable CPD course covers the decisions a winner makes to win and achieve pre-set goals. The course includes video, supporting reading material and a multiple choice quiz, and will earn you 1 point in the Personal Development category.
In this online Time Management CPD Course you will learn the ten golden rules of time management applicable to the real estate industry, as well as how to manage your clients, your staff and yourself. The course will earn you 1 CPD Point in the personal development category.
Easy to follow e-Learning courses consisting of videos, written material and multiple choice questions. We also offer webinars so that you can have personal interaction with other agents who are also completing these courses.
Continual Professional Development Courses in the Non-Verifiable Category
The Estate Agents Affairs Board (EAAB) have legislated that all estate agents in South Africa who held a valid fidelity fund certificate whether as principal or non-principal estate agents, issued by the EAAB during 2015, excluding only those persons who held intern fidelity fund certificates, were obliged not only to have registered for CPD purposes but also to have accrued fifteen verifiable and five non-verifiable CPD points.
Non-compliant persons will be rendered disqualified as estate agents by reason of their failure to comply with the requirements of the mandatory Education Regulations.
CPD points must be accrued within a calendar year, over a three year rolling cycle. It is legislated that you must accrue 15 verifiable points and 5 non-verifiable points per annum. It is important to note that these points must be accrued in the categories that you have chosen on your Personal Development Plan (PDP) which you access on your My CPD Portal.
The Board have extended the cut-off date for 2015 CPD points to 31st December 2016. If you take advantage of this extension please remember that your 2016 CPD points must also be complete by the same date.
The Board charge an annual fee for verifiable CPD points which must be paid timeously. Non-verifiable CPD points carry no set charge, and can be completed via our online learning platform (see available courses below).
It is important that you regularly access the EAAB site to check for any updates to CPD requirements.
Verifiable CPD Courses
Courses are managed by the EAAB and can be done in the way of EAAB Roadshows and e-Learning from your MyCPD Portal on the EAAB website. You are welcome to download our free CPD and e-Learning guide for more information on verifiable CPD points.
Non-Verifiable CPD Courses
Non-Verifiable CPD points relate to subject matter that is not contained in the NQF 4 & 5 qualifications. All agents other than intern agents must accrue 15 non verifiable CPD points over a three year rolling cycle, 5 CPD points per annum, from a maximum of three out of the five categories.
As an example if you choose all 5 courses in the Professional development category in a year, you will not be able to choose any further courses in that category for the balance of the 3 year cycle. Each hour of studying equals one CPD point. Our non-verifiable courses are an hour in duration.
PropAcademy has designed step-by-step e-Learning courses to help you achieve your CPD points at your own pace, in the comfort of your home or office.These courses are made up of videos, written material, webinars and multiple choice questions. Once you receive a 70% pass mark, you will then be awarded with a certificate for each course passed. We also offer face-2-face CPD lectures for your convenience which are listed on our Events Calendar.
We have a professional team of real estate and education experts who are continuously developing exciting new courses that will be added to the list of courses below – keep watching this space, or click here to be added to our mailing list to be notified of new updates.