What is CIDB registration?

How to apply?

Application forms must be completed in full and sent to the cidb together with all required supporting documents. All applications must be submitted on an approved registration form, which may be collected at any of our cidb Provincial Offices nationwide or downloaded from our website at www.cidb.org.za.

Follow the steps below when applying for registration at the cidb.

•Read the guidance pages on the application form.

•Ensure that you understand what is required for the grade that you are applying for.

•Complete the relevant sections of the application form.

•Use the checklist in the application form to see if you have attached all the required documents.

•Submit the form together with supporting documents and proof of payment.

NB: Keep a copy of the registration form and supporting documents for your records.

Contact details

All contact details must be provided. These details will be used in all correspondence with you after the grading has been granted. Ensure that details are updated should they change after the application has been lodged.

Details of the person responsible for liaising with the register must be provided.

How long does it take to register?

NB: Application forms that are not properly filled in and that do not have all the necessary supporting documents cause delays.

A guide to compliance

Always ensure that your supporting documents are not outdated or invalid. A certified copy must always have an original stamp and signature of the commissioner of oaths.

To enable the cidb to process applications timeously, please ensure that your application is accompanied by all documents required for the specific grade for which you are applying and the correct particulars are provided.

Non-Compliant applications

Contractors whose applications are considered as non- compliant have a 60 days grace period in which to submit outstanding documents.

Failure to comply will result in cancellation of the application.

Registration Fees

How much must you pay?

Applications must be accompanied by proof of payment of administration fees (for all grades) as well as annual fees (for grades 2 and higher). A contractor applying for more than one grade in Grades 2 to 9 only needs to pay the annual fees for the highest grade, but is required to pay an admin fee per class of works applied for.

NB: Administration fee is non-refundable (for both compliant and non-compliant applications)

GradingUpper Limit ofAdmin Fee forAnnual Fees for
RangeApplied forDestination
 Tender ValueEach GradeHighest Grading
1R200 000R450 R-
2R650 000R450R250
3R2000 000R750R350
4R4000 000R750R900
5R6500 000R750R1750
6R13000 000R750R3500
7R40000 000R750R9000
8R130000 000R750R29000
9 No limitR750R55000

Method of payment

•Direct Deposit;

•Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT);

•Credit / Debit Card at the cidb Offices.

NB: Please note that the cidb does not accept cash payments and cheques over the counter.

Important note when making Electronic Funds Transfers and Direct Deposits

•Contractors already registered with the cidb should please use their registration number (CRS Number) as the reference.

•Contractors applying to be registered with the cidb for the first time should use their legal enterprise name as reference when making a payment.