Occupational Certificate: Compliance Officer


The Institute has developed the Occupational Certificate: Compliance Officer (NQF 6) which consists of 240 credits. It is approved by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

An occupational qualification is a qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession, resulting from work-based learning and consisting of the knowledge, practical skills and work experience standards as defined in the curriculum. It differs from an academic-style qualification in that the work experience forms part of the credits of the qualification. In short, if the learner does not have the work experience detailed in the curriculum, s/he cannot obtain the qualification. A certain part of the work experience may be simulated.  

Skills Development Providers

The following Skills Development Providers (SDPs) have been approved by the QCTO to offer this qualification and work closely with the Institute in delivering the qualification to learners:

For a list of all QCTO Approved Skills Development Providers click here. If you are interested in becoming a Skills Development Provider for the Occupational certificate : Compliance Officer (NQF 6), please contact the QCTO and copy the Institute on professionalism@compliancesa.com

Assessment Centre

The Compliance Institute Southern Africa is also the approved Assessment Centre for this qualification. Click here for a link to all QCTO Accredited Assessment Centres and sites.

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Exam Venue: CI SA / Virtual
Exam date:
 07 June 2023
Registration closing date:  07 April 2023
Exam Prep Date:
19 April 2023
Click here to register

External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) (the final exam)

  • Learners will only be allowed to register for the EISA once they have successfully completed the Knowledge, Practical and Work Experience modules of the curriculum, and have been issued with a Statement of Results (SoR) by an accredited Skills Development Provider (SDP).
  • To register for the EISA, learners must submit a completed EISA Exam Registration Form and attach a copy of their ID document and the Statement of Results to the Institute. 
  • Interested in getting the CPrac(SA) designation too? 1st check if you meet the requirements for the CPrac (SA) designation (i.e. membership, code of conduct and work experience).  If you do, then complete the designation portfolio of evidence documents and upload them with your application for the exam.  The designation POE fee will be billed to evaluate your POE for the designation @ R1,250.00 incl. VAT. 
  • The EISA is offered at least once per annum. Visit our online calendar for the dates. 
  • The examination fee of R4,250.00 (incl VAT) is excluded from the course fee and is payable to the Institute upon receipt of invoice. Entry to the exam is only provided once all outstanding balances have been paid.   
  • The exam is offered in English.
  • Exam preparation: Upon acceptance into the exam, you will receive a Board exam guide and will be invited to an exam prep session.
  • We recommend you are familiar with the following material, which forms part of the basis for the Exam:

    ·     Generally Accepted Compliance Practice (GACP) 2018 - principles, standards and guidelines

    ·     Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (included in the GACP)
    ·     King IV Code
Process to register for EISA Exam
Step 1 – Register for the upcoming exam: Register here (You will be required to create a profile)
Step 2 – Upload your Statement of Results (SoR) and the EISA Exam Registration Form. Click here to upload your documents.
Step 3 – Review and approve the application
Step 4 – Invoicing & payment
Step 6 – Attend the Board Prep Session
Step 7 – Attend the technical dry-run
Step 8 – Write the exam
Step 9 - Results communicated to the QCTO within 21 working days after the exam
Step 10 - QCTO confirm results to CISA within 3-4 weeks thereafter
Step 11 - CISA issues the Statement of Achievement (SoA) results to the examinees
Step 12 - QCTO issues the certificates to CISA within 1 week
Step 13 - CISA sends the certificates to the examinees

For more details on the fees payable and terms & conditions. Click here


Please consult the Appeals Policy and complete the Appeals Form should you wish to appeal your results, or any other matter related to the EISA.

You are welcome to contact professionalism@compliancesa.com or enquiries@compliancesa.com if you have any queries.