Replacing your senior certificate
Completing your matric year is the start of a new, exciting chapter for you. You may decide to go to college or university, or you’ll start your career immediately. Your matric certificate is crucial no matter what decision you make about your future, so having the original is very important.
The WCED (Directorate Examinations Administration) facilitates:
You can apply for:
Process and procedure when applying for a certificate
Print | Download a copy of the application form (Valid from 1 April 2022 - 31 March 2023)
Complete the application form in full
Pay the administration fee [R153] in person at the WCED cashier or via EFT or direct bank deposit. Bank account details are indicated on the form.
Scan and email completed application form, copy of ID and proof of payment to: ExamResults@westerncape.gov.za
Who to approach
Examinations Walk-in Centre, 1 North Wharf Square, 2 Lower Loop Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
If you do not reside in the Cape Town area and are unable to visit the office in person, write to:
Western Cape Education Department, Directorate Examinations Administration, Private Bag X9114, Cape Town, 8000
Email applications to
In addition to the Application Form (1 April 2022 - 31 March 2023), you will need the following items:
If you obtained your qualification before 1992, the copy should be ready in 6-8 weeks.
If you matriculated after and including 1992, there is a longer waiting period as the certificate has to be requested from Pretoria – about 8 weeks.
Certificate WILL NOT BE POSTED. Applicant will be notified for collection.
Present your ID when collecting your certificate. If a third party collects the certificate on your behalf, the following procedure will apply:
PS: If you are residing overseas it would be more practical to arrange with a relative or friend living in South Africa to apply on your behalf. If not, you will be liable for the courier cost overseas.
Third Party Collections
For more information please telephone: 0861 819 919
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The cost of a statement of results is R52.
R 141 for a copy of a Junior/Senior or ABET Level 4 certificate
- Verifying the Status of a Matric Certificate or Teacher Diploma (Service)
- Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges (Public Information)