Promoting professional standards and ethical business practice in the communications industry throughout Southern Africa.


Audio-Visual

SACIA award three designations to industry professionals working in the audio-visual sector. The Certified AV Associate designation is benchmarked against the AVIXA-recognised AV Technologist certificate, while the Certified AV Practitioner designation is benchmarked against AVIXA’s CTS designation.

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

In addition, individuals must write a multiple-choice examination that tests the breadth and depth of their knowledge. The SACIA Certification Council conducts these examinations and guides and administers 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, utilising subject matter experts under the guidance of professional exam development experts.

Individuals wanting to earn a professional AV designation are assessed on their understanding of 15 core competencies.


Competency

AV Associate

AV Practitioner

AV Professional

Audio

12

12

10

AV Design



12

AV Generic

6

6

2

AV Install

6

6

6

AV operations

6

6

4

AV Project management

-

-

8

AV Troubleshooting

12

12

6

Cabling & Signal Management

12

12

6

Control Systems

6

6

2

Display

12

12

10

Health & Safety

6

6

6

Lighting

6

6

4

Management

3

3

10

Power

6

6

4

Video

10

10

10

Total

100

100

100


The minimum passing score for each examination is 65%. On completion of the examination, a “Pass” or “Fail” report will be issued to you. Candidates who pass the exam will be invited to apply for the relevant professional designation. In addition to their exam results, an individual will need to provide supporting documentation relating to their work experience, as well as certified copies of the qualifications, ID book, etc.

Contact details

96 The Bridles, 777 Douglas Crescent, Sundowner, 2188

+27 11 083 6418, kevan@sacia.org.za

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