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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.


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.

Application and Exam Process

We offer a choice of thirteen Multiple choice exams – each relating to one of our professional designations.

Register for   Designation Exams

There is a charge for writing each exam, payable through the PayPal payment portal. For individuals applying for the Event Safety Practitioner designation (SAQA ID 1115) and the Certified Event Associate designation (SAQA ID 1112), the exam fee includes your first year's membership. Member companies wanting to book multiple examinations for their staff can also book through the SACIA office.

For bulk bookings Click here

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96 The Bridles, 777 Douglas Crescent, Sundowner, 2188

+27 11 083 6418,

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