Compliance Programme

These are the professional options in Compliance

Recognised professional body

The Compliance Institute Southern Africa (the Institute) is the SAQA-recognised professional body for compliance officers.

Professional Designations versus Compliance officer Qualification

Designations differ from qualifications in that the candidate must be a member, have the requisite work experience for a designation to be awarded and be fit and proper. Designations are awarded by professional bodies, while qualifications are obtained through a training provider / institution, e.g. a university.  

The Institute has registered two, sequential professional designations with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA):

These designations are awarded to those members who have successfully completed the relevant Board Exam, meet the related work experience requirements and are compliant with our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

The Institute is also a member of the International Federation of Compliance Associations (IFCA). As such, holders of our designations qualify for the International Certified Compliance Professional (ICCP) designation which is acknowledged in the other IFCA member countries. 

For more information on the designations, click below.

Compliance Officer Qualification (NQF6)

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. 

For more information on the qualification programme and the Skills Development providers, click below.