Application Process

Before starting the process, please have the following documents ready:

  • Updated CV
  • Copy of highest educational qualification
  • Registration form signed by yourself and your manager. Click here for the Registration Form signatures

To apply for individual registration in one of the professional designations, click here for the online application form. 

The SARA Accreditation Committee meets throughout the year to review and approve the applications that have been submitted.

Dates for 2024:

  • March 6
  • June 5
  • October 2

In order for skills and knowledge acquired outside of formal educational institutions to be formally recognised, SARA has an RPL policy that caters for such applications where the applicant does not meet the qualification requirements stated in the designation framework. To learn more about our RPL policy, click here.

Any problems with the online form, please email us.

Please note that SARA membership is mandatory when applying for a professional designation.

NB. International qualifications have to be submitted to SAQA for evaluation and will receive the certificate stating the equivalent.  This is the responsibility of the person applying for the Professional Designation.