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SAICA Exams Details 2019/2020 | Registrations, Dates Fees & APC Regulations

SAICA Exams Details 2019/2020 | Registrations, Dates Fees & APC Regulations


We are Pleased to Keep You updated about SAICA Exams Details 2019/2020 | See Registrations, Dates Fees & APC Regulations


Exam date 20 November 2019
Exam times 09:00 – 17:00

  • The assessment is designed to be completed within 5 hours; however 8 hours will be given to complete the assessment. (See section 2 of the APC Regulations)
  • No formal break will be given; you may take short breaks when needed. (See section 3.3.11 of the APC Regulations)
Candidate Zones

See Section 3 of the APC Regulations

  • Candidate zones will be indicated at exam venues.
  • Candidates will be required to remain in the candidate zone for duration of the assessment unless answer book is submitted early.
  • Submission of answer books means candidate have completed the assessment and designated zones will no longer be accessible to candidate.
  • No re-entry will be afforded once candidate leaves the designated zone up to exam completion time.
Pre-release material Section 8 of the APC Regulations
  • Will be made available on 15 November 2019 at 08:00
  • This will only be available in PDF format.
  • Additional information and ‘required’ will only be made available (handed out) on the day of exam.
  • Distributed via SAICA website, as well as email communication to candidates and professional provider sites.
  • The onus shall be on the candidate to ensure that he or she accesses and receives the material timeously and no additional time allowances will be granted to candidates who, for any reason whatsoever, do not receive such pre-release material timeously.
  • Please ensure that your contact details (email & phone number) are correct and up to date on your SAICA profile so that the pre-release material is sent to the correct place.
  • APC Regulations (512Kb PDF)
Online registration dates 2 September 2019 – 31 October 2019
Registration fees All amounts are inclusive of 15% VAT
Fees R5530.00
Payment and invoices
  • Payment of all invoices must reach SAICA by 31 October 2019.
  • In terms of SAICA’s examination policy, invoices are issued to each candidate.
  • If the invoice should be made out to the candidate’s employer, the candidate must request it before 29 September 2019.
  • Refunds may be subject to administrative charge (refer to Section 4 to 6 of the Exam refund policy)
After completion and submission of an on-line registration (application)
  • You will be sent a computer-generated confirmation within 24 hours via email.
  • If not received within 24 hours, call the SAICA contact centre – non-receipt could mean that your registration was unsuccessful.
  • Check your details – especially the venue you selected – on the confirmation letter for correctness
  • Advise the exams department through the email apc@saica.co.za immediately of any venue changes (subject to availability).
Examination confirmation letter via email
  • Confirms that SAICA has received your payment and verified your eligibility.
  • This confirms your eligibility to write the exam.
  • This letter contains your exam number.
  • A printed copy must be taken with you on day of examination.
  • Informs you that an examination confirmation letter has been e-mailed to you. Ensure that your correct cell number is loaded on your SAICA profile, online.
Exam Venues
  • SAICA reserves the right to change the examination venue address subsequent to it being published on the SAICA website or in the online application form.
  • Venue change:  If you want to change your examination venue do so in writing (to apc@saica.co.za before the 31st of October 2019.  No requests will be accepted after the 31st of October 2019
Exam results date TBA
Entrance (eligibility) requirements
Eligibility Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Candidates must have passed ITC, completed 20 months of a registered training contract and successfully completed an APC professional programme, offered for the first time in 2014.
Pathways Entry ICPAK (CPA (Kenya)

  • Persons who hold the CPA(K) designation must write and pass the SAICA APC examination. These persons are not required to complete the Professional Programme for purposes of entry to the APC examination, although it is strongly recommended that they complete this programme.
  • This conversion route is only available to individuals who
  • hold the CPA(K) designation, AND
  • have at least 24 months’ work experience after obtaining these designations, AND
  • are a graduate, i.e. a holder of a university degree assessed by the SAQA Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services as equivalent to a three year South African Bachelor’s degree.
20 months practical experience
  • Completed 20 months of a SAICA registered training contract, up to the day before exam date.
  • The 20 months is made up of actual months completed under a SAICA registered training contract, plus any RPL granted less any remissions. (Please contact SAICA (APC@saica.co.za)  if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement)
  • Successful completion of the APC Professional Programme (valid for 3 years from date completed).
Format of examinations
Section 9 of the APC Regulations
  • Open-book assessments.
  • SAICA handbooks (as per the SAICA website) may be brought into the examination venue.
  • One standard size (no thicker than 8cm) A4 lever arch file, which include any reference material and notes obtained as part of preparation for the assessment may be brought into the examination venue. Information must be affixed by means of punched holes and none of this material may be removed from the assessment venue, at any time during the assessment
  • APC Regulations.
On-line registration Click here for the step-by-step guide on how to register. Click here to complete the online exam registration.
Special concession Click here for the policy and application forms. Closing date for applications is on the 22nd of September 2019.


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