eCert – eCertification Platform
This section provides a step-by-step process on how an inspector can approve, reject, withdraw and print applications for phytosanitary certificates.
The eCert application can be accessed via the URL: https://app.ecert.co.za
Note: If you have already registered on the following platforms then there is no need to register again:
Click on View Applications
The dashboard shows the number of DRAFT, SUBMITTED, APPROVED, REJECTED, WITHDRAWN and ALL applications in a colour coded box at the top of the screen.
Applications can be sorted., filtered or searched using the following tools:
Search: By Issuing Location/Age/Application Reference No.
Sort: Click on a column header to sort the column
Filter: Click on Filter based on your search criteria
Refresh: Click on the refresh button to get an update of applications completed.
Click on the Submitted tab, to review an application select the View Application icon on the left.
Description of the tools available on the View application page:
Scroll to the bottom of the view application page to select Preview Phyto, Approve or Reject.
Click on Preview Phyto
Click on Approve
Tick the boxes that have the required declarations in the panel that pop-up
A pop-up message will appear to notify you that the application has been approved. Press OK or Print Certificate
Click on the dropdown arrow to select rejection reason
Enter any additional information on why the application was rejected in the textbox provided.
A pop-up screen appears to confirm that the application has been rejected. Click OK
The application gets watermarked as REJECTED
Select the Phyto application rejected or Approved and click on Withdraw
Enter information on why the application is withdrawn in the textbox provided. Click Withdrawn
A pop-up screen appears to confirm that the application has been withdrawn. Click OK
The application gets watermarked as WITHDRAWN
Click Print New Format
Select Yes to print new format