Appeal Process

The FSB provided the following guidelines for RE candidates who wish to appeal:

  1. Candidates have the right to lodge an appeal in respect of the regulatory examination.
  2. Appeals are directed at the content of examination questions. If you are of the opinion that a question in the exam is technically incorrect, ambiguous or unfair, you may appeal against the question. When you encounter such a question, immediately ask the invigilator for the documentation to support your appeal and record the specific question number/s that you wish to appeal including a reason for your appeal. You will not have access to the questions in your exam once the exam is over.
  3. Candidates awaiting the outcome of an appeal need not wait for the exam result before applying to re-sit the exam under review or appeal, and/or other exams. An outstanding appeal does not exempt candidates from meeting the exam deadline dates.
  4. Examination Appeals do attract an administrative fee. No appeal will be processed by the examination body concerned until the appeal has been formally lodged on the appropriate form and the fee has been paid to the examination body. The fee charged will cover up to three appeal questions. Each additional one to three questions you wish to appeal will require an additional fee paid by you. The fee is R330, inclusive of VAT.
  5. Examination appeals must be formally lodged with the examination body within 5 working days of receipt your examination result.
  6. In the event that you lodge an appeal, having met the requirements of point 5 in the Appeal section of the T&Cs, your appeal will be forwarded to the examination body responsible for developing the question/s that you are appealing. On review of your appeal by the examination body concerned, the outcome of the appeal will be forwarded to the FSB for ratification. In the event that you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the appeal, you have the right to escalate your dissatisfaction to the FSB. The Registrar’s decision will be final.

Preparation Material

There are three updated resources for those requiring access to the legislation applicable to the regulatory examinations:

  • Inseta published updated versions of their study material on their website
  • LexisNexis provides a “Legislation Handbook” together with a “Preparation Guide” containing the qualifying criteria, with a link to the relevant legislation. Queries can be addressed to Nerine.
  • The Juta FAIS Pocket Statutes also contains a CD with a comprehensive list of updated supplementary legislative material for reference purposes.

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