The SACPCMP, as a regulatory authority, is established to advance project and construction management and Construction Health & Safety professions in South Africa to protect public interests and contribute towards the promotion of the built environment (the SACPCMP is empowered under Section 18(1)(c) of the SACPCMP Act (Act No 48 of 2000) to prescribe any specified category it deems fit). As such, the Council will facilitate the registration of Building Inspectors with the purposes of: Providing a foundation for the professionalisation of Building Inspectors; Providing a standard scope of service to ensure that all stakeholders have clear indicators; For more information, [...]
Two Councils within the Built Environment seem to be Registering Building Inspectors – The SACPCMP and SACAP. What is the difference between these two registrations?admin2021-10-21T07:41:52+00:00
The SACPCMP is responsible for the registration of building inspectors, within the two categories – Certified Building Inspector and Professional Building Inspector – as specified in the gazetted (Gazette Number: 42676) SACPCMP Building Inspector Registration Scope of Services. Going further, this matter is being handled at senior levels of the various stakeholders with an outcome pending.
A person who wishes to be registered as a Certified Building Inspector must apply on the prescribed application and provide the following: Non-refundable application fee as determined by the Council; A certified copy of the applicant’s identification document; Copies of valid educational qualifications; Curriculum Vitae of the applicant in the prescribed format; Reports in the prescribed format; Proof of involvement in initial professional development; Proof of registration with other professional bodies. Accredited or recognised and appropriate qualifications (see Annexure 1 for details); Relevant experience in the built environment, with specific detail on construction experience; Examination; Upon registration as a Certified Building [...]
Two registration categories will be available to building inspectors: Certified Building Inspector and Professional Building Inspector. Certified Building Inspector Certified Building Inspectors are required to follow the prescribed registration process, and subject themselves to the assessment of professional competency and experience requirements as set out for the registration category: Certified Building Inspector (CBInsp). To register as a Building Inspector, set criteria and competency requirements must be met in full and to the satisfaction of the SACPCMP. Certified Building Inspectors shall be expected to demonstrate detailed knowledge of the National Building Regulations, Codes and Standards at managerial and operational levels, with the [...]
At this stage, registration is not mandatory. However, it is highly recommended and will be positively viewed in terms of the professionalism of building inspectors working within South Africa.
If you are a building inspector working in or with National, Provincial or Local Government departments or the NHBRC to perform regulated inspections, you will need to register. Also, if you are a building inspector working in or with a private institution, appointed directly to inspect construction to ensure compliance to specification, you too will need to register.
Application Fee: R300.00 Exam Fee: R1100.00 Registration Fee: R1180.00 (Certified Building Inspector) R1205.00 (Professional Building Inspector) Interview Fee: R3800.00 (Professional Building Inspector) Annual Fee: R3350 (Certified Building Inspector) R3970 (Professional Building Inspector)
The registration period depends on how quickly documentation and registration requirements are completed by the person registering. While it is hoped that the registration process will take six to eight weeks working weeks, failure to submit the required forms (such as qualifications, your logbook or ID documents) or payment can delay your registration indefinitely. So its really up to you!
To register as a building inspector, visit SACPCMP website (www.sacpcmp.org.za) and click on the Building Inspector Tab. This will take you through to the registration portal.
In addition to providing a foundation for the professionalisation of the building inspectors’ profession, registration will provide the public with: Gratification in the knowledge that there are specific standards set for persons who are registered as Building Inspectors; A clear understanding of what can be expected in performance; Reduced risks in service provision; A safer built environment. If you are a Building Inspector, this professional registration will provide you with: Clear guidelines of the expectations for registration qualifications and experience levels required to register in a specific category; Improved standards within your industry and the professional endorsement of ethical conduct within [...]