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

2.2.7 Certified AV Associate


The Associate Member can demonstrate a broad understanding of the science and technology used in the professional AV industry.


Use the designatory letters (CertAVAssoc) behind their name

Participate in SACIA events at discounted rates

Offer employers and colleagues assurance of commitment to the professional AV industry

Be listed on the National Learners’ Record Database

Qualifying criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Matric certificate (National Senior Certificate, NQF 4) or equivalent
  • At least 1 year experience working in the audio visual sector. Individuals working on a freelance basis should demonstrate that they have worked a minimum 105 days in each year.
  • Pass a qualifying examination
  • Gained an endorsement from a person of good standing within the professional audio-visual industry


Applicants should complete an online examination (AVA001) that will test their breadth of knowledge across a range of competencies and technologies specific to the audio-visual industry.

Continuing professional development (CPD) requirements

Designated members are required to:

  • maintain annual membership of SACIA
  • subscribe to the SACIA Code of Professional Conduct
  • comply with the CPD requirements as stipulated by SACIA

Recognition of Prior Learning

SACIA’s certification council recognize that many applicants for this designation will not hold an underlying NQF-level 4 qualification. The Council will encourage individual’s lacking such a qualification to apply for a professional designation if they can demonstrate at least 2 years’ relevant work experience in the audio-visual industry.

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