Trainee Members

Once you have completed your degree in the following, you will need to obtain practical experience by completing a three-year learnership with a SAIPA-Accredited Training Centre.

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting / Financial Management
  • Taxation
  • Auditing / Internal Auditing 2
  • Commercial Law

Practical experience can also be obtained by completing a learnership of any other professional body.

What does a learnership entail?

A SAIPA learnership is a practical training programme whereby an individual is employed at a SAIPA-Accredited Training Centre (ATC) for a period of three years to gain suitable professional accounting experience.

Professional Evaluation Exam

Once you’ve completed your degree and your three-year learnership, you will be required to write and pass the SAIPA Professional Evaluation (PE) Examination, which is written twice a year in May and November.

On successfully passing the PE exam, you will need to complete the SAIPA application form in order to become a member under your category of specialisation.