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2.2.3 Certified BCT Professional


An individual applying for the CertBCT Prof designation should be able to demonstrate both a broad and comprehensive understanding of the entire broadcast chain, along with a deep understanding of a specialist field.

For example, a media/ archive manager would be expected to have a broad understanding of all aspects of broadcast operations, engineering design and maintenance issues. They’d have a comprehensive understanding of broadcast operations, engineering design and maintenance in so far as these relate to the archiving process, and they’d have a deep understanding of the IT infrastructure required to manage the ingest, quality and metadata issues related to his/her activities.


Use the designatory letters for Certified Broadcasting and Communications Technology Professional (CertBCT Prof) behind their name

Participate in SACIA events at discounted rates

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

Be listed on the National Learners’ Record Database

Qualifying criteria

Applicants must:

  • have gained an NQF registered qualification at NQF 6 or equivalent
  • Gained an endorsement from a person of good standing within the broadcast and communications industry
  • Provide a portfolio of evidence supporting their application, or pass a qualifying examination
  • completed at least 8 years of industry related experience. Individuals working on a freelance basis should demonstrate that they have worked a minimum 105 days in each year.

Portfolio of evidence

There is no definitive list of documents that might be included in the Portfolio of Evidence, but it would generally include a detailed list of work undertaken, copies of course and training certificates received, testimonials and letters of recommendation, articles from trade and other publications, and a list of any awards or commendations received.

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 recognise that many applicants for this designation will not hold an underlying NQF-level 6 qualification. The Council will encourage individual’s lacking such a qualification to apply for a professional designation if they can demonstrate at least 15 years’ relevant work experience in the broadcast and communications industry. Their portfolio of evidence should also demonstrate their deep understanding of the technology used in the broadcast and communications sector. An assessment will be conducted by a body of subject matter experts.

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