22 February 2017
Estate agents are reminded that, in terms of the Standard of Training of Estate Agents Regulations, 2008, they must comply with prescribed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) obligations to continue to practice as such.
All estate agents, excluding only intern estate agents, must participate in the EAAB’s CPD programme and accrue the required number of annual verifiable and non-verifiable CPD points if they wish to retain a fidelity fund certificate entitling them to render estate agency services. Estate agents falling within the rolling three-year CPD cycle which commenced in 2015, that is to say, persons who were registered as full status estate agents in 2015, but who either failed to register for CPD in 2015, 2016 and/or 2017 or who have not yet accumulated the requisite verifiable and non-verifiable CPD points for those CPD years, are advised that 2017 is the last year in which they may still register for, and complete, the entire CPD programme for the cycle.
Affected persons are urged to visit the EAAB website at www.eaab.org.za to register for CPD and to submit the required Professional Development Plans for any outstanding year(s) to the EAAB as soon as possible but, in any event, by no later than 28 February 2017. Payment for CPD participation for all outstanding years must similarly be made to the EAAB by no later than 31 March 2017.