Conveyancing and Notarial Courses

IMPORTANT NOTICE
CHANGES TO THE CONVEYANCING EXAMINATION & NOTARIAL PRACTICE EXAMINATION: 2019

Examination candidates for the Conveyancing and Notarial Practice examination must note the following changes to the format, dates and venues of the examinations:

CONVEYANCING EXAMINATION
The examination was initially scheduled for Wednesday, 11 September 2019.
The new dates and format are as follows:

Paper 1
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 9:00 - 11:15  
Statutes, ordinances and case law applicable to conveyancing (100 marks)
Venue: Contact the LPC for more details

Paper 2
Option 1: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 (12:00 - 16:15)
Option 2: Saturday, 
28 September 2019 09:30 – 11:15

The practice and procedure of conveyancing.
Drafting of deeds, certificates, applications, consents, agreements and other documents
Venue: Contact the LPC for more details

*For details, refer to the Conveyancing examination syllabus


NOTARIAL PRACTICE EXAMINATION
The examination was initially scheduled for Thursday, 12 September 2019.

The new date and venue for the examination are as follows:
Saturday, 12 September 2019 9:00 - 13:15    
Venue: Contact the LPC for more details

Click here: Dates for Professional examinations 

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About the course 

The main aim is to give attorneys a practical background in the law, practice and procedure of conveyancing and notarial practice. The training is provided by practising conveyancers and notaries who also draft the course material.

Although these courses also assist attendees to prepare for the conveyancing and notarial examinations, mere attendance of the lectures and completing the assignments may not be sufficient to pass the examinations. Intense study and diligent practise in the drafting of deeds as well as participation in class discussions and workshops, are essential. For preparation focused on the conveyancing examination, LEAD offers a three-day examination preparation workshop, for more information, please contact Molalatladi Modiba at email Molalatladi@LSSALEAD.org.za or tel no. (012) 441 4600. These date will be communicate on the website during the course of 2020

Format of the courses
Attendees can choose to study on an attendance basis at various centres around the country and/or on a distance-education (correspondence) basis.

Attendance courses
The attendance courses are offered in various centres throughout the country (on the Registration form). The conveyancing attendance course is held over 20 sessions. The notarial practice attendance course is held over five sessions.

Attendance courses: Provided that 100% of the lectures have been attended and 80% of the compulsory assignments have been satisfactorily completed, the LSSA will issue a certificate to the attendee to confirm that the course was successfully completed.

Attendance course 2020: (Brochure available soon)

  • Conveyancing: Intake I        February – April (2 months)
  • Conveyancing: Intake II        June to August(2 Months) 
  • Notarial Practice: Intake I    March (1 month)
  • Notarial Practice: Intake II    August (1 month)

Distance-education courses
Attendees in the distance-education courses are sent the study documents by post shortly after the closing date for registrations. They are required to complete four assignments which will be marked and returned to them with model answers. Depending on demand, there are also one or two attendance workshops offered in the main centres.

Distance-education courses: Provided all the assignments have been satisfactorily completed and submitted timeously, the LSSA will issue a certificate to the attendee to confirm that the course was successfully completed.

Distance-education course 2020: (Brochure available soon)

  • Conveyancing: March to Sept (6 months). 
  • Notarial Practice Duration: March to Sept (6 months).