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Professional Registration



The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has confirmed that the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) is the recognised professional body for Occupational Health and Safety in South Africa. Saiosh was approved by SAQA as a Professional Body for the purpose of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008. 



 Non Professional Designations

  • Member
  • Associate Member 

Professional Designations 

  • Technical Member - TechSaiosh
  • Graduate Member - GradSaiosh
  • Chartered Member - CMSaiosh 


                   Minimum underlying Qualifications and Experience


 Non Professional Designations: 

   Health and Safety Qualification/s   Health and Safety Experience 
Member   None  None
Associate  OHS Certificate at NQF 5 or equivalent (RPL)       Less than 2 years


Professional Designations (SAQA Registered): 

   Health and Safety Qualification/s   Health and Safety Experience  SAQA ID
Technical   Certificate at NQF 5 or equivalent (RPL)              2 years  477
Graduate  Diploma at NQF 6 (360 credits)  3 years (post graduate)  478
Chartered*  Degree at NQF 7 or higher
 5 years (post graduate)  476


* For Chartered Member terms and conditions click HERE

Note: Only Graduate Members that are in good standing with completed CPD can apply for Chartered Membership


Terms and Conditions


When applying for registration you agree to the following: 

  1. You agree that you will only submit true and accurate information in your application
  2. You agree to abide by the rules of the Saiosh Council in all matters pertaining to the Institute.
  3. You agree to abide by the Saiosh Constitution, Code of Conduct of Ethics and Disciplinary Procedure
  4. You agree to abide by the Saiosh Trademark Policy and only use the trademarks as permitted
  5. You agree that Saiosh will keep your personal data on a national database and submit it to SAQA
  6. You agree that your name, location and membership status will be searchable via the internet
  7. You agree that you are responsible to manage your online membership profile visibility settings 
  8. You agree that Saiosh may from time to time send you information on events and services
  9. You agree that Saiosh will communicate with you via e-mail
  10. You agree to update your contact details on your online membership profile. 

2020 Fees (excluding VAT) 


Once off Application and Registration Fee - All Categories




Associate / Member Annual Fee




Technical Member Annual Fee




Graduate Member Annual Fee




Chartered Member Annual Fee




To apply for Individual Membership click HERE


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