How Do I Register for SACPCMP online?

By ED Curtson •  Updated: 10/13/22 •  6 min read

Many of those in the construction industry has taken note of the importance of formal qualifications and association. As a result, they require their workers to be registered with some association. One such association is the SACPCMP, which is the body that regulates health and safety in the construction industry.

So, If registering with the SACPCMP is something you want to pursue, follow this guide on how to register for the SACPCMP online.


Step By Step Guide Detailing How to Register for SACPCMP Online

The SACPCMP registration process is complicated. You need to complete several stages and pay several (non-refundable) fees before you receive certification to say you are a member of the SACPCMP. 

Therefore, to remove the headache associated with trying to understand this complex process, we detail the six steps involved in attaining SACPCMP registration.

Step 1: Visit One of The Relevant SACPCMP Division

Your registration begins by determining your profession within the construction industry. Presently, the SACPCMP divides these roles into three sections:

Construction Health and Safety

This division is dedicated to health and safety practitioners in the construction industry.

Project and Construction Management

This division is for those who conduct project management or construction management.

Building Inspectors

This division is for building inspectors

Once you know under which division you should register, you will have a better understanding of what requirements you need to meet to gain registration. Besides revealing what qualifying criteria there are, knowing under which division you are applying will help you calculate the relevant fees, you need to pay.

Step 2: Create Your SACPCMP Online Application

Now that you are more aware of the division you’re applying under, you will need to visit the relevant registration site for each division. You can follow the links below to find the online application for the relevant profession you are applying under.

After clicking on the relevant link, you will be redirected to the corresponding application page. On this page, you will need to accept the code of conduct and terms and conditions before you can continue.

If you accept these, you can click proceed. Now, you will be taken to an application page. 

On the application page, enter your particulars, followed by your physical address, and upload any supporting documentation like a CV, relevant certification, and your ID.

You will also need to pay an application fee.

Step 3: Get Verification of Your Application

This next step primarily relies on the SACPCMP, as they will send you verification of your application. This is also the time when you need to reveal any skill or competency deficiencies.

Step 4: Complete Assessment or Candidature

The process differs depending on the classification you have applied to register under. Professional means you have sufficient experience in the industry, whereas a candidate application shows you are an entry-level professional.

If you apply under the classification “professional,” the following will apply to you:

The SACPCMP will allocate your application to an assessor who will assess your qualifications and experience as it relates to the requirements for your application. 

During this process, you will also be given an outcome on your application, including whether your application has been successful or whether they recommend a deferral and reclassification or rejection.

You can also reply to their response.

If you are applying under the classification “candidate,” the following will apply to you:

The SACPCMP will issue you a registration letter, number, and certificate. You will need to appoint a mentor, complete a logbook, submit these logbooks, and then complete an assessment before you can continue to the next stage.

Step 5: Complete an Exam and Interview to Establish Competencies

Before you can move onto this phase, you will need to pay an exam or interview fee, or you will need to pay a logbook assessment fee. Nevertheless, once you’ve paid these fees, you will get an invitation to an exam or interview.

Then once you’ve completed the exam or interview, you will receive an outcome that details whether you are a successful applicant or whether your application has been declined.

Step 6: Registration is Complete

Your registration will be complete if you successfully pass the examination and interview stage. You will then need to pay a registration fee and annual fee to receive your SACPCMP certification.

Frequently Asked Questions About the SACPCMP

The SACPCMP has been in existence for over 20 years. However, even after all this time, there’s still confusion about what the SACPCMP does and whether it’s compulsory to register. You will find answers to some of the most asked questions about the SACPCMP below.

What is The SACPCMP?

The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) is a regulatory body established by the Project and Construction Management Professions Act (Act No.48 of 2000). The purpose of SACPCMP is to implement provisions surrounding health and safety in the Project and Construction Management Professions Act. The SACPCMP’s mission is to transform and grow built environment management professions through best practices, research, and advocacy.

Why Is Registering With SACPCMP Important?

Although professionals registered with the SACPCMP benefit from being accredited by a statutory body that shows they are skilled and capable of working on the task they are contracted to perform. There are plenty of other benefits to joining the SACPCMP that assist the construction industry. 

The construction industry has been tainted by a few bad actors who have substandard working conditions and “cut corners” to complete projects. Registering with the SACPCMP can help change that perception and make working in the construction industry safer.

Who Needs to Register with SACPCMP?

It is compulsory for health and safety practitioners and agents within the construction industry to register with the SACPCMP. Other occupations like that of a building inspector, construction manager, or project manager are not mandatory but encouraged.

How Much Does it Cost to Register with SACPCMP?

When you calculate all fees – application fees, assessment and candidature fees, in addition to registration fees, the total cost to register with SACPCMP ranges between R6 457 for candidate building inspectors and R12 630.61 for Professional Project Managers, Construction Managers, and Health and Safety Agents. You can get a full breakdown of the fees for your profession here.

If you have any questions regarding the registration or want to know more about the SACPCMP, you can call them between 8 am and 4 pm Monday to Friday using 011 318 3402 or email