Frequently Asked Questions.

The SAQA evaluation shall be used to determine the aligned SA equivalent qualification and category of registration of an applicant.

Yes, you are entitled to the original copy of approved building plans.

Certificates are only issued to persons registered in a professional registration category.  The certificate will be available on the registered person’s online profile.

Unless it is a specific term of the written contract that an architectural professional should specifically provide you with drawings in a CAD format, there is no obligation on the architectural professional to provide you with drawings in a CAD format. It is best that this requirement of drawings in a CAD format is provided for in the written contract.

You only register once.  You will however be liable for payment of an annual fee.  This fee is levied at the beginning of SACAP’s financial year, being 1 April.  The invoice for the annual fees will be available on your online profile.