The South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions registration guidelines

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The South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) is a Juristic person established by Section 2 of the Project and Construction Management Act (Act No 48 of 2000).

The SACPCMP was established to regulate Construction Management and Construction Project Management Professionals to protect the public. The SACPCMP fulfils the statutory mandate by:

  • registering professionals and maintaining a national register of professionals;
  • identifying the type and scope of work for the Project and Construction Management Professions;
  • determining registration criteria for professionals;
  • conducting examinations for the purpose of registration of Project and Construction Management Professions;
  • developing a Code of Conduct for registered professionals;
  • consulting with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) or any other body established by it and the Voluntary Associations to determine competency standards for the purpose of registration;
  • conducting accreditation programmes for Construction Management and Construction Project Management offered at tertiary educational institutions in consultation with SAQA and the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
  • giving advice or rendering assistance to any educational institution, Voluntary Association or examining body with regard to education facilities for the training and education of registered persons and prospective registered persons;
  • entering into an agreement with any person or body of persons within or outside the RSA with regard to recognition of any examination or qualification for Project and Construction Management Professionals;
  • determining, after consultation with the Voluntary Associations and registered persons, conditions relating to the nature and extent of Continuing Professional Development (CPD);
  • establishing a Standards Generating Body (SGB);
  • recognising Voluntary Associations.

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B.   POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SACPCMP STUDENT CHAPTER REGISTRATION
Possible opportunities for Student Chapter registration include  but are not limited to, the following:

 

a)       Attendance of Seminars and Conferences to increase professional knowledge and to network with registered persons in the Construction Management and Construction Project Management Professions.

 

b)       Full access to the SACPCMP website containing an expanded range of information and services including a resource library, references, regulatory updates and discussion forums through an exclusive Student Chapter portal.

c)        Learnership, internship and vocational job opportunities within the industry where possible.

d)       Students registered in the Student Chapter Category will receive the SACPCMP newsletter and any other necessary publications.

e)       Students may be eligible to compete for student prizes at the SACPCMP Annual Conference.

f)         Upon successful completion of studies, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration in the Candidate category with the SACPCMP. Conditions apply as per SACPCMP Registrations Policy and Guidelines.

 

SECTION II –  STUDENT CHAPTER REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

 

A.    REGISTRATION CRITERIA FOR STUDENT CHAPTER CATEGORY
To be eligible for registration in the Student Chapter category:

a)       A student must be enrolled full/part time in an undergraduate/post graduate  program with a major in Building Science or Construction Management

b)       The student must be undertaking studies at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

B.    SACPCMP STUDENT CHAPTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
 

Students are required by the SACPCMP to submit the following documentation for consideration for registration:

a)       A complete prescribed SACPCMP Student Chapter Registration Application Form

b)       A signed declaration to abide by the SACPCMP Code of Conduct – the student must read, understand and sign acceptance to abide by the SACPCMP Code of Conduct

c)        Proof of enrolment to signify that the student is registered with the university or tertiary institution of study clearly reflecting the student number and details of the program of study

d)       Certified copy of Identity Document

e)       Certified copies of academic transcripts

f)         Certified copies of relevant qualification certificates and other relevant memberships or registrations with similar institutions

g)       Curriculum Vitae (in the prescribed format) only for successful students

h)       Certified copies of South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Evaluation – in the case of foreign qualifications

 

Applicants who do not meet all the Student Chapter category requirements will not be considered for registration.

 

C.    CONDITIONS FOR DE-REGISTRATION AND REFUSAL TO REGISTER A STUDENT
The Council may deregister or refuse to register the student based on the following reasons:

 

a)       Upon completion of studies

 

b)       Upon termination of studies

 

c)       On contravention of the SACPCMP Code of Conduct

 

 

 
D.  SACPCMP  STUDENT CHAPTER REGISTRATION FEES
 

a)       Registration Fees – Upon successful application with the SACPCMP, a student is required to pay a non-refundable annual registration fee of R100 (One Hundred Rands Only) and send proof of payment to the SACPCMP within the period prescribed by the SACPCMP.

 

b)       Sponsorship – The SACPCMP is cognisant of the fact that some students may not afford the R100 fees because of their indigence. Such students may contact the SACPCMP office for assistance. The SACPCMP will not be responsible for paying registration fees for such students, but may at its own discretion approach SACPCMP registered persons, to assist/sponsor needy students upon confirmation of the student’s indigence with the respective university. If agreeable, the sponsor will then take up the responsibility of paying the fees for the respective student(s).

 

Registered persons are encouraged to assist needy students, but are not obliged to do so. Therefore, a sponsor may choose to terminate his/her sponsorship at any time, depending on his/her financial status.

 

c)        The annual Student Chapter Registration fee is only valid for one calendar year (ending on 31st December annually).

 

d)       Proof of payment – Payment may be made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), money order, direct deposit or by a crossed cheque made and payable to SACPCMP.

 

Details of the SACPCMP Account:

Account Name:    Nedbank,                Account Number:   1284064557,   Branch Code: 128405,

Branch Name  :    Business Central,   Swift Code:              NEDSZAJJ

 

All payments from outside of South Africa must be made in South African Rands by international bank draft or money order. Upon successful application, an invoice will be emailed to the applicant.  The applicant will be issued with a Student Chapter Registration Certificate valid for one calendar year upon receipt of proof of payment.

 

 

E.    ANNUAL APPLICATION  AND DEADLINES
 

a)       Application Deadlines – The application deadline is 15th May annually. Each student must ensure that his/her application reaches the Council office on or before the due date.

 

Applications with incomplete documentation will be automatically disqualified. Applicants will be contacted within one month of the application deadline to confirm status of application. Should you not hear from the SACPCMP within this period, you are advised to contact the Council office.

 

b)       Annual Renewals – SACPCMP Student Chapter registration is only valid for one calendar year. To ensure continuity of                                                   your registration while you are a student, you must re-apply at the commencement of each Study/University year.

 

F.    ASSESSMENT OUTCOME
 

a)  Notification of Registration Status – The SACPCMP will assess each application and make recommendations for registration or non-registration, respectively. The student will be notified in writing (within 30 days from the application deadline) of his/her Student Chapter registration status once the assessment has been finalised.

 

 

 

 

G.    RESPONSIBILITIES OF A STUDENT REGISTERED IN THE SACPCMP STUDENT CHAPTER               

        CATEGORY

 

To be registered, students are required to acknowledge and abide by the SACPCMP Code of Conduct/Ethics for registered persons. A copy of the full SACPCMP code of conduct is available from the SACPCMP website (www.sacpcmp.org.za)

 

 

 

H.    FURTHER INFORMATION
 

Should you need further information, please contact the SACPCMP Office on: Tel: +27-11-318 3402.   

 Fax: +27 -11-318 0650,    Email: studentchapter@sacpcmp.org.za OR visit the SACPCMP Website: www.sacpcmp.org.za

 

 

Please note that the SACPCMP is not a recruitment agency and shall not at any particular time engage in seeking employment for students, but serves as a valuable link between the Student Chapter category and  registered persons for purposes of professional development only. 

 

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