On 7 April 2022, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the South African Institute of Architectural Technologies (SAIAT) met to address concerns raised by members of SAIAT that the IDoW is exclusionary, it will prevent them from doing the work they have been doing and impact on their livelihoods. Furthermore, the meeting addressed queries related to building types and complexities.
SACAP assured all members of SAIAT that all registered professionals with prior learning experience will continue to perform the work they have been performing without interruption provided that they apply and are granted Limited Special Dispensation (LSD) Special Consent (SC) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Members were encouraged to apply LSD, SC or RPL to enable them to continue performing work they have performing. SACAP also clarified that LSD is not valid for limited period of time, once a registered person is granted LSD, it is indefinite.
SACAP also informed members of SAIAT that LSD application process has been simplified and it is different from RPL and SC assessments.
Members SAIAT undertook to submit applications for LSD, RPL and SC.