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Applying for Replacement certificate: Change of status
If you wrote matric in more than one examination sitting and you want to combine your credits to qualify for a National Certificate, i.e. Senior Certificate (SC) or National Senior Certificate (NSC), you must apply for Replacement certificate: change of status. The department does not automatically combine your credits, unless you wrote a supplementary examination.
You can apply for confirmation statement of results while waiting for the National Certificate.

What should you do?

Pay the prescribed fee by postal order at the Post Office, cash at DBE/PED office or by cheque.
Go to the nearest DBE/PED offices with the following documents:
Your results from all examination sittings
The original identity document (ID) and a certified copy.
The proof of payment
Alternatively you can download form, Replacement Certificate: Change of Status, fill it in and post it with the attached documents including the postal order to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001
How long does it take?
It takes four to six weeks for Replacement certificate: change of status. The combination statement of results is obtainable immediately.

How much does it cost?

It will cost you R80.00 for the Replacement certificate, and if you want a statement of results, it will cost you an additional R34.00. These fees are valid from 01 April 2015 until 31 March 2016.

Form to complete
Replacement Certificate: Change of Status

Who to Contact

National office:
012 357 4511/13
certification@dbe.gov.za
Eastern Cape:
043 604 7709/73
Free State:
051 404 8000
Gauteng:
011 355 0588
KwaZulu-Natal: 031 327 0538/0331
Limpopo:
015 290 7747/7830
Northern Cape:
053 839 6585
North West:
018 384 3100/51
Western Cape:
021 467 2483
Mpumalanga:
013 766 0033




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