Why Register

Benefits of registration with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession

Registration verifies that a registered professional has met all the requirements expected from a professional person. Professional registration in any category of registration instils a sense of confidence to members of the public and employers that a registered person is competent to perform the task.

Professional registration is a requirement to perform any work for government or private sector. Therefore, professional registration gives a professional person an advantage for government or private work. In all architectural positions in the public sector, registration is a prerequisite. Therefore, registration increases chances of employment.

SACAP is a member of the Canberra Accord in which countries such as USA, Canada, China and Mexico amongst others recognizes substantial equivalence of accreditation systems in architectural education. This facilitates the portability of architectural educational credentials between the countries. Being a member of the Accord confirms that registered professional’s academic qualifications are internationally acceptable. This enhances the marketability of the qualification and improves the mobility of registered professionals to all signatories of the Accord.

Only registered persons are exclusively allowed to use the titles prescribed in the Architectural Profession Act. A person who is not registered in terms of this Act cannot not use the name of any registered person or the prescribed titles.

The Architectural Profession Act identifies work for registered professionals. A person who is not registered may not perform work reserved for registered professionals. Therefore, registration entitles a registered professional to perform identified work in terms of the Identification of Work policy.



Telephone : +27 11 479 5000
Fax : +27 11 479 5100
Office hours : 08h00 - 16h30
(Monday - Friday)


51 Wessel Road, Right Wing, Rivonia
Sandton, 2128
GPS co-ordinates: Latitude: 26.04567
and Longitude: 28.06055


PO Box 1500, Rivonia, 2128