Recognition of Professional Bodies

Recognition of Professional Bodies

SAQA is responsible for the recognition of professional bodies and registration of professional designations for the purposes of the NQF Act, no 67 of 2008.

Prospective Professional Bodies seeking recognition must send their request through a formal letter on the organisation letterhead to the following email address:

SAQA runs four compulsory workshops for prospective professional bodies per annum. After receipt of the letter, an invitation will be sent to professional bodies providing the dates of compulsory workshops. Applications for recognition as a professional body will only be sent to professional bodies that have attended the compulsory workshop.

For any queries regarding professional bodies, please direct them to this email:

Evaluation reports for application by Professional Bodies for additional Designations

(a)   Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA); and
(b)   Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIA SA).

Evaluation report for the recognition of Professional Bodies and registration of Professional Designations

(a)   Information Systems Audit and Control Association South Africa Chapter NPC (ISACA SA); and

(b)   SA Institute of Auctioneers (SAIA).

The additional designations and applications were gazetted in the attached Government Gazette dated 13 November 2020.

Click here for SAQA-recognised professional bodies and registered professional designations.

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