OPSA is a SAQA recognised professional body for all administrative professionals in South Africa

Applicants are required to submit the application form with supporting documentation (as indicated on the application form),  showing they meet the minimum qualification and experience requirements.   Once the applicant has been approved, they will be sent a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) to complete.  This must be completed within 3 (three) months.  If you cannot complete the PoE within the stipulated time period, you may apply in writing to the CPD Director for an extension.

Once the completed PoE has been assessed, you will be notified of the outcome.


What are the minimum qualification and experience requirements?

COP

Certified Office Professional

  • A SAQA recognized NQF Level 3 Business Administration or Public Administration qualification
  • Two to four years’ practical work experience in an administrative role
  • The successful completion of an industry related portfolio of evidence to determine the level of your skills

CMOP

Certified Managerial Office Professional

  • A matric certificate or a SAQA recognized NQF Level 4 Business Administration or Public Administration qualification or higher
  • Five to nine years’ practical experience in an administrative role
  • The successful completion of an industry related portfolio of evidence to determine the level of your skills

COM

Certified Office Manager

  • A SAQA recognized NQF Level 5 Business Administration or Public Administration qualification or higher
  • Ten or more years’ practical experience in an administrative role
  • The successful completion of an industry related portfolio of evidence to determine the level of your skills

What are the costs involved?

If your application is approved and you successfully complete your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE), a professional membership fee of R1800.00 (Excl VAT) for the 2-year cycle becomes due before your designation can be awarded.  This includes professional membership, 2 free workshops per annum, discounts to events that OPSA hosts as well as discounts to other events or products as negotiated with by OPSA.

Professional Designation

  • Registration Fee:R1,000.00
  • 2-year professional membership fee: R1,400.00
  • Study guide: R1,200.00
    Total package: R3,600.00

Options

  • Registration fee and 2-year professional membership: R2,400.00
  • Registration fee, 2-year membership and study guide: R3,600.00
  • Registration fee and 1-year membership: R1,700.00
  • Registration fee, 1-year membership and study guide: R2,900.00

Professional Designation Masterclass

(5 days, minimum 5 delegates)
Includes: registration fee, 2 year membership, study guide
TOTAL: R9,500.00

If you want someone from the OPSA offices to contact you - please fill in the form below and we will get hold of you!

Professional Designation Contact form
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