CPD

REGISTER THE COMPANY

SAIMC is authorized as a CPD Licensed Body accountable for all CPD events registered with ECSA via the SAIMC.

Companies register with ECSA through the SAIMC as CPD Service Providers.

Then these CPD Service Providers, after being registered, may now apply for their courses to be CPD approved.

Please download the following file: 2022-CPD-Evaluation-template-v6.1

  • Step 1: Register as a SAIMC CPD Service Provider
    • Complete ECPD7 and send it to ina@saimc.co.za
  • Step 2: SAIMC checks credentials including your CPD QMS

The SAIMC will go through the check list ECPD7 to see whether your company will be able to provide reliable services with adequate record keeping of attendees.

  • Step 3: SAIMC Registers the company with ECSA

SAIMC forwards the results of the application to ECSA. ECSA registers your company.

Step 4: Registration of company complete

Your company receives a registration number that you must now use when you apply to have your courses CPD accredited.

REGISTER THE EVENT

Evidence of being an ECSA CPD Licensed Body in good standing (after registration was accepted and needs to be provided for each subsequent course). Evidence of being registered as a CPD Service Provider (SAIMC is the CPD Assessment Provider) together with the supporting documents identified in the CPD QMS

STEP 1: Getting the Event Assessed

You can use the same spreadsheet you downloaded to register as a CPD Service Provider, 2022-CPD-Evaluation-template-v6.1.

Now complete the rest of the sheets in the spreadsheet, one for every event you need to have assessed. (Information from ECPD 7 will pull through to the other sheets)

  1. Send your advertisement PLUS the program / agenda to admin@saimc.co.za.
  2. This will give us sufficient information so that we can send you a quote
  3. If you accept the quote, you need to send us all the material as well as the completed sheets for each event that will be presented
  4. After the assessment, you will receive an invoice with the CPD number.
  5. After your payment is received, SAIMC will forward the documentation to ECSA to upload to their website.

STEP 2: Register the Presenter / Trainer

  • Name and Contact details: Details of the presenter must include the title, name, and contact details.
  • CV: The presenter’s expertise must be provided in the form of a CV to include experience and educational achievements.
  • Certified ID: A certified copy of his/her ID is also required.
  • Availability of Presenter: Availability for the period of the activity must be confirmed by the presenter as a signed attachment.
  • Change of Presenters: Should the presenter be changed due to unforeseen circumstances; the details of the new presenter must be submitted to ECSA for review together with the motivation for the change.

STEP 3: At the Event

  1. Each attendee needs to be supplied with the following:
    1. Attendance certificate with the CPD number provided by the SAIMC on the bottom right-hand corner
    2. Feedback form that needs to be sent to admin@saimc.co.za after completion
  2. You need to keep a record of all the attendees. We recommend you send this to admin@saimc.co.za for record keeping should ECSA decided on an audit
  3. You need to provide information as to how you are going to ensure that each attendee attended the course.
    1. A test is an effective way of providing evidence that not only did the person attend, but that they got to grips with the material
    2. You could send a list of multiple-choice questions to admin@saimc.co.za who will place it on our website. A certificate is automatically generated if the attendee obtains more than 80%.

After the Event

Attendees then log their points on the ECSA website. (They should have received an e-mail from ECSA giving them their registration details for the ECSA portal when they registered with ECSA).

New rules have been Gazetted regarding the CPD activities – see CPD Gazetted Rule

Why Register?

Because the law requires people doing engineering work to do so. By doing work identified in the Identification of Engineering Work without registering, a person could be fined or imprisoned and have a criminal record.

It is also a way that your practical experience is validated by your peers in industry (not by ECSA’s administration employees) to determine whether you have 10 years’ experience or only one year repeated 10 times, so to speak.

Because that is the way that your qualification is accepted internationally via three accords:

Purpose of CPD

To do Engineering Work, it is a legal requirement that a person is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Professional Engineer, a Professional Engineering Technologist or a Professional Engineering Technician – see the Engineering Professions Act 46 of 2000. By not being registered, the individual stands the risk of having to pay a fine equal to double his / her salary while doing that work.

In order to register and remain registered, it is compulsory for professionals to obtain CPD points.

Why CPD?

CPD is defined as the “systematic maintenance, improving and broadening of knowledge and skills, and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout an engineer’s career” – Electricity and Control April 2007

“This is not a system designed by administrators. It was created by a team of engineers for engineers” – Johan Pienaar who was the manager of registration at ECSA at the time.


            

            

                        
            
            
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