SAIPA Membership

Apply for SAIPA Membership

Members of the Institute of Accounting and Commerce (IAC) can now Apply for SAIPA Membership Designations

Applications Close 31 January 2022

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and the Institute of Accounting and Commerce (IAC) has mutually agreed, upon request of the IAC, to end their long-standing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

What This Change Means for IAC Members

As a result of this change, IAC members will regrettably no longer be able to access the same benefits that SAIPA members enjoy and will be required to pay market-related rates for those benefits, should they wish to continue enjoying it.

However, IAC members wishing to continue accessing the full array of SAIPA services, may choose to apply for SAIPA Membership. This offer will be available for a limited period which will expire on 31 January.

Your membership application will be assessed, and the appropriate designation will be awarded.

Members who accept this offer and apply for membership during 2021, must note that the membership will only be active from 1 January.

Benefits of Joining SAIPA

IAC members who choose to apply for SAIPA membership, will have access to the same benefits that SAIPA members have become accustomed to, which includes:

  1. An internationally recognised designation: Professional Accountant (SA);
  2. A South African recognised designation: Professional Tax Practitioner (SA);
  3. A South African recognised designation: Professional Business Advisor (SA);
  4. A Digitally Transformed Professional Accountancy Organisation;
  5. A personalised online member platform, MySAIPA, that affords real-time, online system access;
  6. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminars and Webinars, including a “Netflix”-type suite of courses and programmes;
  7. Annual electronic certificate and email badge signatures;
  8. Annual Ethical Pledge that is linked to the good standing status of members;
  1. Discounted rates to the Annual Accounting iNdaba
  2. SAIPA-hosted Annual Tax Breakfast;
  3. Professional Indemnity (PI) and Directors & Officers’ (D&O) insurance cover that is included in the membership fee;
  4. SAIPA AssetSure, which affords practitioners insurance at rates up to 60% below market rates;
  5. Weekly Updates
  6. Monthly online publication: SAIPA Your Law;
  7. Monthly online publication: SAIPA Tech News;
  8. Monthly online publication: SAIPA Tax News;
  9. Quarterly online Professional Accountant magazine;
  10. Quarterly online Professional Tax Professional magazine; and
  11. A planned quarterly online Professional Business Advisor magazine.