As per revised clarity notice on 30 June 2023 deadline on compliance with education regulations published by the PPRA.
Given the ongoing hurdles, we feel the pressure placed on you as a Practitioner, so let’s clear things up.
WHAT MAKES ME COMPLIANT?
If you hold Intern/Full Status, then to be compliant within the 24 month period, the following must be marked as competent:
If you hold Principal Status, then to be compliant the following must be marked as competent:
WHO IS THE COMPLIANCE DEADLINE FOR?
Candidate/Intern’s who have not complied within 24 months from their first FFC issue date.
Full status agents who have not been found competent in the NQF4 or PDE4.
Principal’s who have not been found competent in the NQF5 or PDE5.
Unless they have proof of exemption.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM NON-COMPLIANT?
If you were non-compliant on the 30th June 2023, then you will be disqualified and automatically blocked on the PPRA portal effective 03 July 2023. This means that you will not be issued with a further FFC when you wish to renew.
Your current FFC remains valid and you can continue to trade until it expires.
SO, HOW DO WE FIX THIS?
This is how you lift your disqualification block.
Submit your application within 60 days of disqualification, requesting an extension of 6 months within which you must become fully compliant. If you do this within 60 days there will be no penalty fee.
The application needs to be made by use of the affidavit which you can download here.
The affidavit must be accompanied with a letter signed by the applicant, together with supporting documents on how the applicant will ensure they will comply within the extended 6 month period.
The application must be submitted to [email protected]
When the PPRA receive the application, they will consider it, approve or reject it, and advise the applicant of the outcome within 30 days.
If the application is approved, the disqualification will be removed and a letter issued granting the extension of 6 months.
The applicant has this time period to become fully compliant.
If the application is declined, or if an application was never made, then the practitioner will remain blocked until they are compliant and have notified the PPRA of their compliance.
In such instance, and if the practitioners FFC has expired, the practitioner may apply to register as a candidate property practitioner for the respective sub-sector in terms of Regulation 33 of the PPA.
If the practitioner complied fully before their FFC expires, and within the 6 month period (from the date of disqualification letter) the block will be removed.
If you fail to apply within 60 days of being notified of your disqualification, and are still disqualified at your FFC expiry date, you will not be issued with a FFC at your current practicing status until you have fully complied and you will have to pay a penalty.
Practitioners who cannot comply with the extension process, or meet the education requirements, may, when their current FFC expires, apply for an FFC as a candidate practitioner and must then comply with the candidates education regulations.
Old and new terminology:
Intern Status – Candidate Property Practitioner
Full Status – Property Practitioner
Principal Status – Principal Property Practitioner
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