Closing registration dates for the May examination is 31 March 2019 and October is 31 August 2019. Note that the 31 March 2019 is no longer the final date for new (first time) entries into Elementary Sampling, Elementary Survey, Environmental Control Intermediate Paper 1 and 2 as well as Strata Control examinations. A decision was made that the Chamber of Mines examinations in their current form WILL continue indefinitely. this decision will remain in place until such time as the MQA/QCTO new qualification for levels 3 and 4 have been launched and that these new qualification are run parallel to the current qualifications for a period of at least 1 year or until such time as all the challenges have been sorted out. The target date for the phasing out of the Chamber of Mines Certificates, 31 December 2019, is now no longer valid.