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Updated: 13 October 2018

Categories of CPD Activities

CATEGORY 1: DEVELOPMENTAL ACTIVITIES


1. WHAT CAN BE CLAIMED IN THIS CATEGORY?


Credits for this category can be claimed for the following;


1.1 Attendance of structured educational developmental activities such as:

     Provided that such an activity is accredited by a SACAP:


1.2 Attendance of any programmes by the accredited Schools of Architecture at the accredited Architectural Learning Sites (ALSs).


1.3 Mentoring architectural students at any of the ALS´ will be acknowledged for a maximum of 3 credits per annum.

1.3.1 The mentor will be required to spend at least 4 hours per week on assisting and mentoring the students at the university.

1.3.2 The university has to complete a report on the mentoring that was done. This report will serve as confirmation of the CPD credits claimed.

1.3.3 All mentors must be listed as such with SACAP.


2. CALCULATION OF CREDITS


Save for the mentoring of architectural students, as set out in 1.3 above:


2.1 1 Credit will be allocated for attendance of a 10 hour activity, depending on whether participation is interactive or non-interactive.


2.2 A full day activity will be regarded as being for 10 hours and a half day activity will be regarded as 5 hours and hence half a credit.


2.3 The credits to be claimed for attendance of Category 1 CPD activities will normally be determined by the VA or ALS accrediting the activity and will be indicated as such.


3. NUMBER OF CREDITS TO BE CLAIMED


3.1 It is compulsory to claim at least 1 Credit from Category 1 annually.


3.2 This implies that a minimum of 5 Credits are required from this category at the end of the 5 year cycle in order to renew the registered person´s registration.


3.3 It further implies that 5 credits may be accrued and claimed in category 1 within a calendar year and may therefore be claimed for the full 5 year CPD cycle.


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Category 1

Activities

Calculations of credit

Per Annum

Over 5 Year Cycle

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Developmental Activities

Interactive:

  • Workshops
  • Conferences
  • Congresses

10 hours

= 1 Credit

1 credit Compulsory

No

Maximum

5 Credits Compulsory

No

Maximum

Non-interactive:

  • Workshops
  • Conferences
  • Congresses
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Refresher Courses

Self-study through e-learning

Mentoring of students at ALS

At least 4 hours per week, over a period of 32 weeks

3 Credits

CATEGORY 2: WORK-BASED ACTIVITIES


A. ARCHITECTURAL WORK


1. WHAT CAN BE CLAIMED IN THIS CATEGORY?


Since registered persons also improve their knowledge and competence by performing their day-to-day architectural responsibilities, credits can be claimed in this category for:


2. CALCULATION OF CREDITS


1 Credit for 400 hours per year for architectural related work and lecturing.


3. NUMBER OF CREDITS TO BE CLAIMED?


A maximum of 2 credits (for 800 hours) may be claimed in respect of this activity per annum and thus 10 credits over the 5 year cycle.


B. MENTORING


1. WHAT CAN BE CLAIMED IN THIS CATEGORY?


Credits can be claimed for the mentoring of:

In-house training sessions organised by an employer/architectural company and career guidance for candidates may also be presented under this category.


2. CALCULATION OF CREDITS


1 Credit can be claimed for 50 hours of mentoring.


3. NUMBER OF CREDITS THAT CAN BE CLAIMED


A maximum of 1 CPD credit can be claimed in this category per annum. This implies that no more than 5 credits can be claimed for this activity over the 5 year cycle.


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Category 2

Activities

Calculations of credit

Per Annum

Over 5 Year Cycle

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Developmental Activities

A. Architectural work or Full time lecturing

400 Hours

= 1 Credit

Not Compulsory

2 Credits

Not Compulsory

10 Credits

B. Training or mentoring of Registered Candidates; and/or Full time students

50 Hours

= 1 Credit

1 Credits

5 Credits

CATEGORY 3: INDIVIDUAL  ACTIVITIES


A. MEMBERSHIP OF ONE OR MORE VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION RECOGNISED BY SACAP


1. WHAT CAN BE CLAIMED IN THIS CATEGORY?


A credit can be claimed in this category for being a member of a SACAP recognised voluntary association.


2. CALCULATION OF CREDITS


1 Credit can be claimed for membership of a full financial year, of one of the SACAP recognised voluntary associations.


3. NUMBER OF CREDITS TO BE CLAIMED?


A maximum of 1 credit can be claimed in this category per annum.


B. INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES


1. WHAT CAN BE CLAIMED IN THIS CATEGORY?


With the exception of post-graduate studies credits can be claimed under the individual categories listed in the table below.


2. CALCULATION OF CREDITS


1 Credit can be claimed for every 10 hours of participation on the listed activities.


3. NUMBER OF CREDITS THAT CAN BE CLAIMED


The maximum number of credits that can be claimed for these activities per annum, and during the 5 year cycle, is indicated in the table below.


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Category 3

Activities

Calculations of credit

Per Annum

Over 5 Year Cycle

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Individual Activities

A. Membership of 1 or more SACAP recognised VA

1 Credit for membership of a full financial year

Not Compulsory

1 Credit

Not Compulsory

5 Credits

B. Credits can also be claimed for the following individual categories






Relevant postgraduate degree

3 credits per year

Not Compulsory

3 Credits

Not Compulsory

15 Credits

Other relevant postgraduate qualifications

2 credits per year of study

Evaluation of Masters or Doctorate theses as an external examiner

2 credits per year

Supervision of students undertaking post graduate studies

2 credits per year

Oral examinations of final year and post-graduate studies

1 credit for every 10 hours of active involvement

Validation of educational programs for accreditation purposes

1 credit for every 10 hours of active involvement

Publication of refereed articles:

  • Single author



  • Two authors




2 credits per article


1 credit per article

Publication of professional or technical articles

1 credit per article

Papers presented at conferences or congresses

1 credit each

Presenter at workshops, seminars, refresher courses, etc.

2 credits for 10 hours

Part-time lecturing to under-graduate and post-graduate students

1 credit for every 10 hours

Participation in statutory professional, institutional and involvement technical or non-technical committees

1 credit for every 10 hours of active involvement

Self-study which includes but is not restricted to studying of joumals or electronic or computerised material. Activities under this item must be verified

Relevant community activities

Specialist activities such as arbitrator, mediator, forensic architecture, environmental impact assessment, etc.

Adjudication of awards and recognised architectural, competitions


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