Frequently Asked Questions.

All the fees levied by SACAP, including the administration fee for registration, are determined annually and published in the Government Gazette and on SACAP’s website.

Yes, your application can be rejected. SACAP will notify you in writing regarding the reason/s for the unsuccessful application. Please note that the administration fee is non-refundable.

Architectural fees must be determined by you and the architectural professional and they must be included in the written agreement before any work is undertaken. The guideline professional fees that are published by SACAP annually are not prescribed or maximum or minimum mandatory fees to be charged for professional services rendered, but serve as a guidance only.

An evaluation from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) must be submitted with the application for evaluation of foreign qualifications.  The certificate issued by SAQA will indicate whether this qualification is acceptable and equal to any of the accredited and approved qualifications in Architecture in South Africa.


If you are dissatisfied with the services of the architectural professional you should first raise your complaint or concerns with him or her directly with the intention to resolved the dispute or discontent. If your complaint is still not resolved to your satisfaction, you may lodge a complaint with SACAP in a prescribed form under oath or affirmation and email it to