Conveyancing and Notarial Practice Courses

Please note the registration form is an ONLINE registration form which the link is in the brochure on page 2 first colomn under Step 1 “click here to register

Competency-Based Examination for Admission as a Conveyancer: (For more information – click here)

Conveyancing Examination Paper 1 7 April 2021 1 September 2021
Conveyancing Examination Paper 2 14 April 2021 8 September 2021
Notarial Practice Examination 8 April 2021 2 September 2021

Conveyancing examination syllabus (2021): Will be available soon 
Click here to access the Conveyancing examination syllabus (2021):

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 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 on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. The notarial practice attendance course is held over five sessions on Saturdays.

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.

Course Cape Town Durban Johannesburg Pretoria Course dates Closing date for


Conveyancing Intake I

(20 sessions)

X X X 6 February to

3 April 2021

16 January 2021
Conveyancing Intake II

(20 sessions)

X X X 19 June to 31

August 2021

28 May 2021
Notarial Intake I

(5 sessions)

X X X 4 March to 1 April


13 February 2021
Notarial Intake II

(5 sessions)

X X 19 July to 26 August


30 June 2021

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.

Conveyancing & Notarial Practice 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: Download above registration form 

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

Course Dates

Attendance course 2021: 

  • Conveyancing: Intake I – Registration closes 25 January 2021
  • Conveyancing: Intake II  – Registration closes 28 May 2021
  • Notarial Practice: Intake I  – Registrations closes 13 February 2021
  • Notarial Practice: Intake II  – Registration closes 30 June 2021

Distance-education course 2021:

  • Conveyancing: March to September 2021   (6 months). Registration closes 13 February 2021
  • Notarial Practice Duration: March to Sept (6 months). Registration Closes 13 February 2021

Conveyancing: Intake I

Conveyancing: Intake II

Notarial: Intake I

Notarial Practice: Intake II