SACIA Certification
 
 

Professional Certification

SACIA is a SAQA-recognised professional body which awards several designations to industry professionals working in the communications industry.

To receive a designation, candidates are required to hold an underlying qualification relevant to their professional activity. They also require several year’s professional experience, and they should demonstrate their competence by providing a portfolio of evidence supporting their claimed skillset.

 

Full information on the requirements for each designation are included in the Member’s Handbooks that relate to your core competence.

BIG Handbook for Members

View the BIG Member’s Handbook for professionals working in broadcast engineering, operations and media archiving by clicking the button below.

View BIG handbook

 

TPSA Handbook for Members

View the TPSA Member’s Handbook for professionals working in the Theatre and Live Events industry by clicking the button below.

View TPSA handbook

 

ProAV Handbook for Members

View the ProAV Member’s Handbook for professionals working in the audio-visual sector by clicking the button below.

View ProAV handbook

 

SASC Handbook for Members

View the SASC Member’s Handbook for professionals working in the field of videography and cinematography by clicking the button below.

View SASC handbook

 

Animation SA Handbook for Members

View the Animation Handbook for professionals working in the field of animation by clicking the button below.

View Animation SA handbook

 

Individuals applying for a designation in the audio-visual, theatre and live events sector are required to write a multiple-choice examination that tests both the breadth and depth of their knowledge, while individuals applying for a designation in the broadcast technology, broadcast operations or content creation fields are required to provide a portfolio of evidence supporting their claim of competence. They may also be required to participate in a “Competency Conversation” with specialist members of the Certification Council.

Whether you are providing a portfolio of evidence or writing the online examinations, the process of awarding professional designations is conducted by the SACIA Certification Council who guide and administer all aspects of our certification programme. The tests are written online at a time and place convenient to the individual member. The exam questions are constantly under review and improvement, utilizing subject matter experts under the guidance of professional exam development experts.

 

Application and Exam Process

We offer a choice of nine Multiple choice exams – each relating to one of our professional designations. Register by clicking on the links below

  Designation SAQA ref Core Competence Questions Examination
Certified AV Associate 594 See full list of competencies in Testing Protocols Handbook 100 AVA001
Certified AV Practitioner 595 See full list of competencies in Testing Protocols Handbook 100 AVP002
Certified AV Professional 596 See full list of competencies in Testing Protocols Handbook 100 AVP003
Certified TLE Associate Pending See full list of competencies in Testing Protocols Handbook 100 TLE001
Certified TLE Practitioner Pending See full list of competencies in Testing Protocols Handbook 100 TLE002
Certified TLE Professional Pending TLE Health & Safety 50 TLE003
Certified TLE Professional Pending TLE Video & Display 100 TLE004
Certified TLE Professional Pending TLE Audio 100 TLE005
Certified TLE Professional Pending TLE Signal Management 100 TLE006

The cost of writing each exam is R570. payable through the PayPal payment portal. You do not need to be an individual member of SACIA to write the exam or participate in the assessment, but you do need to be a member to earn and maintain a designation. Member companies wanting to book multiple examinations for their staff can also book through the SACIA office.

For bulk bookings email certification@sacia.org.za

 
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