Become a Professional Accountant (SA)
Project Achiever Applications Are Now Open
Apply by 17 January 2022
Advance your career and become a Professional Accountant (SA)
What is the Project Achiever Programme?
The Project Achiever programme assists accounting professionals by preparing them academically and practically to write the SAIPA Professional Evaluation (PE) Exam and earn the prestigious designation of Professional Accountant (SA). SAIPA has assisted numerous individuals to earn their Professional Accountant (SA) designation, and we can do the same for you!
Did you know? Candidates who have attended the Project Achiever Programme outperform those who attempt to pass the PE Examination without preparation!
How to apply?
Applications Open 23 September 2021. Visit SAIPA Website https://mysaipa.co.za/WebPages/ProjectAchiever/start.aspx
Complete the application form
- Select Project Achiever
Upload the following CERTIFIED documents
- Copy of ID/Passport
- Matric Certificate
- Tertiary Certificate/Qualifications
- Academic Record
- Detailed CV
- Employer reference letters (on Company letterhead) – The employment reference letter should meet the below standards:
- Be on the letterhead of the company issuing it.
- Be signed by an HR officer or a senior official in that company.
- Must state the name of the applicant.
- Must state the ID number of the applicant.
- Must state the period which the applicant has been in that company.
- Must state the duties/responsibilities of the applicant while in that company
- SAQA letter (if foreign qualification)
Once you have applied and paid the fees, we will notify you by 15 January 2022 if your application was successful.
We will then send you details on how to log in to the first class on 25 January 2022.
Qualifying candidates who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply:
A completed BCom degree or equivalent tertiary qualification (please look at the core subjects listed below), and
A completed three-year SAIPA learnership or six years verifiable working experience in a financial environment, or
Candidates who have previously written the SAIPA Professional Evaluation Examination and were not successful, or
Candidates whose SAIPA learnership is coming to an end on or before 31 July 2022 (with a completed logbook).
Candidates with six years’ relevant, verifiable experience verified by current and previous employers who qualifies for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
A completed training programme from other recognised professional accountancy bodies (core subjects listed below)
Financial Accounting 3
Auditing 2 OR Internal Auditing 2 OR Internal Control and Code of Ethics
Corporate Law 1 OR Commercial Law 2
The Project Achiever Programme for 2022 is not a funded programme and candidates will need to pay these fees individually.
Project Achiever Fees Excludes PE Exam Fees (Inc. VAT)
- Administration Fee (non-refundable) – R1,194.26 (not applicable to SAIPA trainees)
- Project achiever – R 4 243.50
How does the Programme work?
The Programme will be facilitated ONLINE with INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL CLASSES
Classes start from 29 January 2022 to 28 May 2022
Classes will take place every Saturday from 08h30 – 16h00 – ONLINE Via ZOOM.
The programme will integrate your knowledge with practical skills.
We will assist and prepare you to write the SAIPA competency-based Professional Evaluation Examination, which if when declared competent – can qualify you for an NQF level 8 Professional Accountant (SA) designation.
The PE Exam will take place on the 4 June 2022.
What is covered in the Programme?
What you need to join this Programme?
A reliable Laptop or Tablet
A stable internet connection (with your own data)
A webcam when you write the PE Examination on 4 December 2021
Once you have successfully applied to join the Project Achiever Programme, you can pay using one of our convenient payment methods below:
Easily pay for the programme with your Mastercard or Visa Credit Card using our secure online payment portal.
EFT / Direct Deposit
You can also pay via EFT or even a direct bank deposit. Whatever is easiest for you to take a leap into your future of possibilities.
Scan and Pay with Zapper
use the QR code on your invoice to scan and pay
SAIPA Banking Details
Account name: South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA)
Bank: First National Bank
Branch number: 256205
Account number: 62094572487
Reference: Your SAIPA generated 5-digit number
Benefits of joining the Project Achiever Programme
Safe, socially distanced Interactive Online classes.
Receive tools, resources, and support to prepare for the exams with confidence.
Interact with experienced and trusted specialists in the accountancy industry.
Receive personalised feedback and guidance from facilitators after every module.