Why join?

The Compliance Institute Southern Africa is recognised as the professional body for compliance officers. 

Become a member to further your career in compliance. Compliance with the Institute's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is the only requirement. For student membership, proof of registration is required as well. 



Professional development  

  • Membership shows that that the member is serious about his/her career and professional development. 
  • Holding one of our designations shows that the member has reached a certain level of expertise in the profession and adds to the member’s credibility. 
  • The Institute offers these SAQA- recognised designations: 
    • Compliance Practitioner (SA) / CPrac (SA) 
    • Compliance Professional (SA) /  CProf (SA) 
    • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Practitioner (SA) / AMLC Prac (SA) 
  • Having a professional designation provides the member with increased opportunities for career advancement 
  • The Institute is one of the founding members of the International Federation of Compliance Associations (IFCA). IFCA awards the International Certified Compliance Professional (ICCP) designation to holders of our CPrac (SA) and CProf (SA) designations. The ICCP designation is recognised in participating IFCA member countries. 
  • Mentorship programme – Members can participate as mentors or mentees in this programme that contributes to building the next generation of compliance professionals 



  • Continuous professional development (CPD) – the Institute offers career development programmes, training courses and assessments. 
  • The Institute offers the final exam for the Occupational Qualification for compliance officers. 
  • Members have access to the Contemporary Gazette legal database - a comprehensive online legislative database containing most of the South African acts with latest or imminent regulatory updates.  
  • Members have access to industry news, surveys, reports, updates, career information, jobs, and a variety of events. 

Unparalleled networking opportunities 

  • Through forums and committees, the Institute provides access for engagement with regulators. 
  • Members attend regional and national networking and professional development events. 
  • Members can volunteer to participate in industry related sub committees, working groups and industry sector interest groups. 
  • Members in good standing may vote at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting and are eligible to be nominated and voted onto the Board of Directors. 



  • Members benefit from member rates and discounts for training courses, conferences and events. 
  • Corporate packages – These packages offer a variety of discounts to organisations to benefit compliance teams. 
  • Student Membership - The Institute offers a discounted membership option to students seeking to pursue a career in compliance. 
  • Free attendance to regular information forums and other networking events for members 
  • Members receive a copy of the Generally Accepted Compliance Practice (GACP). 



  • Our qualifications, professional designations and continuing professional development (CPD) requirements are aligned with the needs of the compliance profession as it is experienced in the workplace.  
  • A structured training framework, which helps with personal and professional development goals which can be incorporated in the employee’s career path within an organisation.  
  • Employers can tie their appraisal systems into the CPD framework used by the Institute and in some cases can apply to have their in-house training accredited as valid CPD.  
  • The Institute provides knowledge and skills transfers to employees according to leading compliance practice. Employers can be assured that their employees apply leading compliance practice, are undergoing CPD, are signed up to a Code of Conduct, and are subject to disciplinary processes. 
  • Membership with the Institute indicates a commitment to professionalism and can be specified in job advertisements to indicate the standard of candidates sought.  



  • The Institute’s oversight over compliance officers strengthens public trust in the compliance profession. 
  • The Institute has a Code of Conduct to guide professional behaviour of compliance officers. 
  • The Institute has a disciplinary process that deals with complaints and or professional misconduct by members.