Members of a profession must have accepted a moral duty towards the profession and must be committed to expand and update their knowledge on their particular area of expertise and other related areas. Continuing professional development (CPD) is defined as the processes by which professionals maintain, develop and expand their knowledge, skills and attitudes with specific reference to their fields of expertise. CPD are learning activities that maintain and develop capabilities to enable the Registered Government Auditor (RGA) to perform competently within his/her professional environment and to contribute towards the development of the profession and the service to the public interest.

The responsibility for ensuring the development of competence to function as RGA lies primarily with each individual RGA. RGAs must therefore take necessary steps to identify relevant and applicable CPD activities.
The specific compulsory CPD requirements for RGAs are:

  • Over a consecutive four-year period accomplish 180 hours of CPD activities, half of which should be confirmable by an authoritative external source (from the RGA’s point of view).
  • RGAs are encouraged to record a minimum of 20 hours per year (1 April to 31 March).

SAIGA’s CPD for RGAs is not a voluntary activity, but it is compulsory and it will be subject to formal monitoring, based on the information submitted by RGAs through the SAIGA website.

CPD Policy


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