Compliance Practitioner (SA) / CPrac (SA)

The CPrac (SA) designation focuses on the practical aspects of compliance and is awarded to candidates who meet the relevant knowledge (evidenced by a qualification) and work experience requirements.

Requirements and Preparation:
  • Be a member - apply here;
  • Have at least a Matric certificate (NQF 4); and 
  • The requisite work experience before you can write Board Exam I. Please refer to this document for the detailed information. 
  • Check the CPrac Assessment Questionnaire and what documents are required as part of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE)
  • 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 Board Exam: 

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

    ·     Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (included in the GACP)
    ·     King IV Code


  • Step 1 – Register for the exam
  • Step 2 –  Complete the following questionnaire CPrac Assessment Questionnaire and submit with your Portfolio of Evidence which needs to be commissioned (PoE) (see below)
  • Step 3 - Login to the self-serve platform, choose the Board Exams page and  Upload & Submit PoE (on the self-serve platform) for assessment to determine if you are eligible to write the exam (what does a PoE consist of?)
  • Step 4 – Invoicing of PoE assessment & payment required

  • Step 5 – PoE assessment and outcome is communicated to candidate
  • Step 6 - If work experience requirements were not met, the candidate is advised on the gaps, no access to Board Exam I.
  • Step 7 - If work experience requirements were met, the candidate is invoiced for Board Exam I fee and must pay.
  • Step 8 – Attend the compulsory Board Exam preparation session (1 month before the exam date)
  • Step 9 – Write Board Exam I
 Click here for more details on the fees payable and terms & conditions.


  • Membership requirements, such as good standing, acceptance of the code of ethics and professional conduct
  • Education requirements & Work experience requirements 
  • Board Exam results
  • Compliance with the Institute's Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct
Terms of Use of Designation


During COVID19, exams will be written virtually using the CI SA exam platform. 

Board Exam date: 07 June 2022
Registration opening date: 13 October 2021

Registration closing date: 28 February 2022
Exam Prep date: 08 April 2022
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Board Exam date: 13 October 2022
Registration opening date: 11 October 2021
Registration closing date: 3 June 2022
Exam Prep date: 05 August 2022


Board exam fee: The fees listed below are payable in full upon receipt of invoice.
  • There is a non-refundable assessment fee of R1,150.00 incl. VAT to evaluate if you meet the eligibility requirements to write the exam.
  • Eligible candidates - a Board Exam fee of R4,190.00 incl. VAT is payable at the latest three (3) months before the Board Exam date. Click here for more details on the fees payable
  • Exam Re-write fee R2,000.00 incl.VAT (only if the PoE does not need to be re-evaluated for any reason).
  • * 15% VAT applied.

Please send an email to if you have any queries about the Board exam.