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To be eligible for appointment as a Designation Assessor, the following minimum requirements must be met:

Knowledge and qualifications

  • Possess an academic qualification at the same level or higher than the designation requirements they will assess.
  • Familiarity with the SAIBA Admission Criteria for SAIBA Designations, including Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) routes to designations.


  • Demonstrate experience at a higher level than the designation requirements they will assess.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Comply with CPD requirements to ensure they remain up to date in their field of expertise.


  • Possess planning, administration, and management skills necessary for the evaluation process. Proficiency in the English language, with knowledge of additional languages being advantageous.

Professional standing

  • Be a member in good standing of a professional body with a designation equal to or higher than the designation they will assess.

Assessment expertise

  • Complete relevant assessor training and demonstrate competence through the submission of a portfolio of evidence. For assessors conducting assessments in registered learnerships, completion of the generic Assessor Unit Standard (Unit Standard 115753 – Conduct outcomes-based assessment) is required.


  • Authozised by the SAIBA Education Committee (EDCOM) to conduct assessments on their behalf. Appointment as an assessor must be approved by EDCOM.

Interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to establish a trusting relationship with candidates. Fairness, integrity, confidentiality, and adherence to the principles of a good assessment are essential.

Assessment completion

  • Conduct assessments in accordance with specified procedures, admission criteria, and timeframes.

Assessment report

  • Submit a standardized assessment report within the specified timeframe, detailing the outcome of the application.

Meeting attendance

  • Attend scheduled meetings as required by SAIBA.

Voluntary removal

  • Assessors may request removal from the register by submitting a written request with one month's notice.

SAIBA removal

  • Assessors may be removed by SAIBA for failing to meet required duties and responsibilities. Reasons for removal will be provided by SAIBA.
Designation Per Assessment Per meeting/ per day
Chartered Bookkeeper – CBK R 250 N/A
Chartered Financial Administrator - CFAdmin R 250 N/A
Business Accountant (SA) – BA(SA) R 250 N/A
Certified Business Accountant (SA) – CBA(SA) R 1000 N/A
Certified Financial Officer (SA) – CFO(SA) R 1000 N/A
Business Accountant in Practice (SA) – BAP(SA) R 750 N/A
  • Complete the application form and volunteer guide.
  • Submit your application to assessors@saiba.org.za for assessment.
  • Your application will be assessed within 21 working days.