ECSA will assess the
application for completeness and, if so, evaluate the academic qualification.
If the application is incomplete, the candidate is advised of any shortcomings
which must be rectified as soon as possible.
At this stage ECSA only
requires submission of any one or more of the following Goverment Certificate
of Competency, or their equivalent:
1. GCC Mechanical (Occupational Health and Safety)
2. GCC Electrical (Occupational Health and Safety)
3. GCC Mechanical (Mine Health and Safety)
4. GCC Electrical (Mine Health and Safety)
5. GCC Mine Manager (Mine Health and Safety) (Metalliferous)
6. GCC Mine Manager (Mine Health and Safety) (Coal)
7. GCC Marine Engineer (Merchant Shipping) (First Class)
Once an applicant’s academic
qualification is recognised the applicant is registered as a "Candidate Certificated
Engineer" and candidates are advised in writing of their registration and
a certificate of registration is prepared and posted to them as soon as
The process described above
represents a very concise and simplified description of the process.
It is important to note that
persons who were registered as "Certificated Engineers in Training"
in terms of the Engineering Profession Act, 1990 are deemed to be registered as
"Candidate Certificated Engineers" in terms of Act 46 of 2000.