Many prop­erty cour­ses don’t carry kosher ac­cred­i­ta­tion, board warns

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

PROP­ERTY cour­ses are be­ing pre­sented as ac­cred­ited con­tin­u­ous pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes by some ed­u­ca­tional bod­ies.

How­ever, it is only cour­ses that are of­fered by the Es­tate Agency Af­fairs Board that are ac­cred­ited, says An­nette Evans, re­gional man­ager of the In­sti­tute of Es­tate Agents, Western Cape.

“Many train­ing providers are say­ing con­tin­u­ous pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment points will be ac­crued in ac­cor­dance with the board’s rec­om­mended cy­cle. But the board has said that no cour­ses or ser­vice providers other than the board it­self are ac­cred­ited to pro­vide th­ese work­shops or cour­ses.

“All th­ese non- ac­cred­ited cour­ses are be­ing pre­sented un­der false pre­tences and won’t re­sult in le­git­i­mate con­tin­u­ous pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment points.”

Agents are asked to re­port th­ese ed­u­ca­tion providers and should send copies of the ad­ver­tise­ments they come across to the board’s le­gal depart­ment. Re­ports on any false cour­ses may also be sent to Jimmy Baloyi at

Agents may call Evans at 021 531 3180 or e- mail an­

Evans says the in­sti­tute of­fers at­ten­dance cer­tifi­cates for all its cour­ses, which agents should keep for their port­fo­lios of ev­i­dence and as proof that they are keep­ing up to date with leg­is­la­tion and all prop­erty mat­ters.

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