Become a member
Why become a member?

Why become a member?

Becoming a Chartered Accountant CA(SA) is your gateway to a challenging and exciting career, global mobility, flexibility, and good earning potential in the business field of your choice.

SAICA does not only offer the prestigious chartered accountant [CA(SA)] designation, but also two other reputable, professional accounting and business designations to set you and your finance team off on a path to financial excellence?

  1. Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] is our mid-tier accountancy designation, equipping professional accountants with multidisciplinary skills to measure and enhance organisational value. AGAs(SA) can help you accelerate your team’s performance by bridging operations and strategic management functions within organisations.
  2. Accounting Technician [AT(SA] is our practical, work-ready foundational designation. This entry-level accountancy qualification and professional membership offers a solid foundation in accounting, finance and business practice. AT(SA) is accessible to aspirant accountants who function at foundational business levels.

All three SAICA designations are underpinned by a solid ethical foundation, equipping you and your team with the tools to uphold the highest level of professionalism, discipline and performance at the relevant business level. As a finance leader you can be assured of continuous professional development, expertise and ethical conduct that will ensure the highest levels of performance.

Get the right qualification

Ensure that the Education Provider you are applying to offers qualification/programmes that are accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). A full list of the SAICA accredited Undergraduate degrees, Bridging programmes and Postgraduate/Honours degree programmes are available here.

In order to be eligible to write the first Qualifying Examination of SAICA’s Board Examinations, the Initial Test of Competence (ITC), you must have passed and completed a SAICA accredited Postgraduate or Honours degree.

Please note that there are certain requirements set out by each Education Provider which determines your eligibility to sit for the SAICA ITC.

Part-time study

If you hold a matric certificate with pure maths and will be studying part-time towards a SAICA accredited qualification, you could immediately enter into a training contract with a registered training office. The duration of the contract will be five years and you will be expected to study for (and pass) the qualification.

Proof of your registration for a SAICA accredited Undergraduate degree will be required upon registering your SAICA training contract.

Full-time study

Another option is to complete your SAICA accredited undergraduate qualification or bridging programme on a full-time basis and enter into a three year training contract with a registered training office, once you have successfully completed your SAICA accredited undergraduate degree or bridging programme.