Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Philosophy


SAICA’s objective of having a CPD policy is to protect the public interest by ensuring there is a framework within which the members commit to ongoing learning and development throughout their careers, demonstrating the competence required in relation to the specific roles an accountant performs.

The growth in knowledge and the speed of technological change, plus the obsolescence of existing knowledge means that the qualifying programme of professional education can no longer be seen as a career-long standing statement of professional competence; CPD is essential for professional practice.



Therefore SAICA, as a membership body, has the objective to ensure that members and associates:


Maintain and develop their professional competence relevant to their current and future roles
Take responsibility for reflecting on and undertaking relevant CPD activities to remain competent in their current and future roles
Take responsibility for recording CPD activities to demonstrate that they have undertaken relevant and appropriate learning activities for their circumstances.

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