An application for
registration as a Candidate Engineering Technologist (formerly
Engineering Technologist in Training) only requires certified proof that the
applicant holds a recognised or accredited academic qualification, which is a
BTech(Eng) degree obtained at a University of Technology.
If an applicant holds a foreign qualification and if
you do not qualify , please change your application type to Educational Evaluation application form and include relevant required informaiton.
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.
ECSA requires as the
baseline qualification, a B Tech degree in engineering, or an M Dip Tech in
engineering obtained from a South African Technikon, and which has been
accredited by ECSA. A qualification assessed by ECSA to be equivalent will also
Once an applicant’s academic
qualification is recognised the applicant is registered as a "candidate
engineering technologist" 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 "Engineering Technologists in
Training" in terms of the Engineering Profession Act, 1990 are deemed to
be registered as "Candidate Engineering Technologists" in terms of
Act 46 of 2000.