Professional Business Advisor Technician



Serving clients in a business advisory capacity


Standard: To qualify as a Professional Business Advisor Technician, an individual needs to comply with all the academic, practical and assessment requirements specified below.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL): Individuals who have acquired sufficient technical knowledge and practical competencies can qualify through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. The RPL process considers work experience and skills gained before, during or after academic studies, and both formal and informal learning is measured, mediated for recognition, and certified against the SAIPA Competency Framework.

Academic Requirements

  • A qualification at least at NQF level 5

Practical requirements

A detailed CV reflecting:

  • Experience in Business Advisory, Business Coaching or Business Mentoring of not less than 18 months, with full details of what the applicant has been engaged in in the business advisory/coaching/mentoring space, and
  • References that may be contacted to verify experience and acumen


Successful completion of the SAIPA CoBA Business Advisor Technician Assessment.

Unique benefits

The level of experience and competence may provide mobility and articulation opportunities for members across SAIPA designations and/or specialisations

Access to member benefits.


Additional optional specialisations available

Not applicable