Continued Professional Development
As a Voluntary Association IAIAsa strives to provide opportunities for its members to maintain their professional development, either in terms of mandatory requirements for registration with the various registration authorities, or to fulfill their own personal needs to keep abreast with developments and professional practice in the Integrated Environmental Management Field.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs has as per Government Gazette Notice 104 of 41434 published on 8 February 2018, appointed the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) as the single registration authority for Environmental Assessment Practitioners in terms of S24H of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107of 1998).
- The Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa is appointed in terms of Section 24H(3)(a) and (6) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107of 1998) as the single registration authority for Environmental Assessment Practitioners which appointment is valid for a period if 5 years from the date of publication of this notice in the Gazette.
- In terms of Regulation 22(1) of the Section 24H Registration Authority Regulations, 2016, said Regulations come into effect on the date of the appointment of the first registration authority.
- The Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa has determined and recommeded fees for applicaation for registration and renewal of registration, for the lodging of appeals, and annual fees for registered candidate environmental assessment practitioners and registered environmental assessment practitioners. The fees are currently under consideration and will be published in the Gazette once approved.
- In terms of REgulation 22(2) of the Section 24H Registration Authority Regulations, 2016, the requirement ot register as an environmental assessment pracitioner takes effect 24 months from the date of the appointmet of the first registration authority.
- Information regarding the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa can be found at https://eapasa.org/index.php
UPDATE ON REGISTRATION PROCESS - MAY 2018
EAPASA is developing, in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), a Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2023, the Annual Performance Plan for 2018/19, and a Governance Agreement with the DEA. The draft plans were adopted by the EAPASA Board at our meeting 2-4 May 2018, and are currently being reviewed by the DEA. In June, EASPASA will be holding an induction workshop for the 29 accredited assessors who will be reviewing applications.
Please go to the EAPASA homepage for the latest information on registration, under the heading ‘Registration process for EAPs in South Africa’ and click on the ‘Read More’ button – https://www.eapasa.org/index.php
Stakeholders will be notified when the online registration system goes live, via an announcement on the website and by email to all on the EAPASA mailing list. If you are not on our mailing list, please enter your details on our website homepage where it says ‘Signup for News and Updates’.
In the meantime, for each assessment criterion in the ‘Applicant Guideline Manual’, you will be given 350 words in which to provide written evidence that you have met the criterion: you can start to prepare this text off-line in a Word document, to be uploaded to the registration system when it is open for applications.
Dr Richard Hill
The South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) is the legislated regulatory body for Natural Science Professionals in South Africa.
SACNASP recognizes and registers natural scientific practitioners and fosters the ethical practise and training of the natural scientific professions.
IAIAsa has complied with the SACNASP requirements to be recognised as a Voluntary Association. Members registered with SACNASP may claim CPD points for IAIAsa activities logged and validated with SACNASP for CPD point acquisition.
Certificate of Recognition from the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions for complying with the requirements to be recognised as a Voluntary Association in terms of Section 26 of the National Scientific Professions Act, 2003 (Act 27 of 2003).