Continuing Professional Development is a process of lifelong learning whereby an individual systematically engages in activities that maintain abilities, skills and knowledge. It is also a legal requirement for registered tax practitioners to adhere to a programme of continuing professional education.
The primary responsibility for competence lies with the professional member. All members have an obligation to develop and maintain their professional competence, relevant to the nature of their work and professional responsibilities.
CPD is compulsory and is applicable to all members, whether in public practice, industry, commerce, academia and the public sector.
CPD is accumulated on an annual basis, being 1st of January to 31st of December. These requirements need to be adhere to annually.
15 verifiable output Tax CPD hours; and
Commerce, Industry, Academia and Public Sector
15 verifiable input Tax CPD hours; and
CPD hours are only valid for the period 1st of January until 31st of December.
Please refer to the CPD requirements page for a more in-depth description of the above mentioned categories.
It is the responsibility of professional members to maintain a record of his or her Tax CPD activities on the SAIT Tax CPD Management Centre (see below how to record your Tax CPD). Members must retain any documentation that will support the verification of recorded Tax CPD activities. Documentation must be kept for at least five (5) years.
The Institute as a controlling body will conduct random audits of members’ compliance with the Tax CPD policy. The selection criteria for members to be audited will be at the discretion of the Head of Education.
A member may request a deferral of CPD requirements, due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical, disability or parental leave. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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