Continuing Professional Development

All registered architectural professionals are required to renew their registrations with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) every five years. In order to obtain a renewal, the registered person must accumulate a prescribed number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits during each five-year cycle.

CPD takes place throughout the professional career as a means of enhancing skills, education and training. The process allows architectural professionals to keep up with current developments within their field, and provides opportunities to reach the highest standards of competence and expertise.

CPD Videos


CifA presents seminars on a regular basis for professional development.  The videos of these seminars are free to view.  However, should you want to accrue credits towards your CPD, you will need to:

  • Click on ‘CPD > Seminars’ in the menu
  • Select a seminar
  • Add it to your cart
  • Proceed to checkout
  • Complete your details or login to your existing account
  • Place the order
  • Make payment on PayFast – a secure payment gateway
  • Your Seminar will be available in the ‘CPD > My Seminars’ menu
  • Watch the seminar and complete the quiz to be eligible for the points


Registered professionals are responsible and accountable for ensuring their own CPD compliance.

CPD Notice Board

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