CPD Overall Requirement

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Are you recording your CPD points?

The knowledge needed to function effectively as a professional accountant in public practice, commerce, education, the public sector or any other environment continues to expand and change at a rapid rate.

Therefore, continuing the development of your professional competence by enhancing your knowledge and skills will ensure that you deliver the best possible service to your stakeholders and protect the CA(SA) designation.

Being a professional means having an attitude of lifelong learning. In this context, as a SAICA member you are assuredly aware of your obligation to develop and maintain your professional competence.

In terms of paragraph 6 of International Education Standard (IES) 7: "Continuing professional development relates to learning activities that develop and maintain capabilities to enable professional accountants to perform competently within their professional environments."

Examples of verifiable CPD

Technical meetings
Developing new systems or processes
Presenting information to others
On-the-job training
Mentoring or being mentored
Industry published articles
Committee work including preparation of board meetings, audit committees or other financial services or trade organisations
In-house presentations on products, preparing papers and contributing to technical meetings
Action-based learning (research problems)
Further qualifications, for example Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), web-based learning/training
CPD clubs or discussion groups
Watching programmes on DSTV's Summit TV channel
Watching technical DVDs in a group or discussion session

Examples of verifiable sources

Course/ training certificates
Attendance registers at meetings/ workshops
A note in a diary
Third-party attendance verification
Minutes of a meeting
Research papers
Strategy documents or presentations
Course material

Examples of non- verifiable

Reading business sections of newspapers and professional journals for example, Accountancy SA, Financial Mail, Finweek and the Economist as well as web pages.
Watching technical DVDs
Self-study that does not lead to any formal assessment or research paper

CPD overall requirement

The CPD recording system is available to all members of SAICA for efficient recording of CPD activities. SAICA members who are also Registered Auditors may change their membership type to record CPD in the format required by IRBA for the allocation in the three learning areas.

The first CPD cycle covers a period of three years, from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2008. The second cycle will start on 1 January 2009 and end on 31 December 2011.

CPD resources and communications

Document Download
Opportunity to shape CPD 15 Kb Doc
Preparation for IRBA CPD reporting 11 Kb Doc
Looking for verifiable CPD 17 Kb Doc
Members who not compliant for 2010 20 hours V2 15 Kb Doc
Reminder to record your CPD 1 27 Kb Doc
CPD communication to new members Nov 2010 28 Kb Doc
Do you know your CPD status? 25 Kb Doc
All members compliance Dec 2011 45 Kb Doc
The CPD rolling cycle 844 Kb