SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF PRINTING

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points system

SAIP will award CPD points to members in the various designation categories for relevant activities as tabled below. Each member will be required to have earned and accumulated the necessary quantity of CPD points required for his or her designation category within a 24-month cycle in order to remain in that designation category.

Designation categoryStudentPrinting Operator[PO]Printing Technician [PT]Print Manager [PM]Print Director [PD]Print Director Technical [PDT]
CPD points requirement 10 CPD points per 24-month cycle 10 CPD points per 24-month cycle 30 CPD points per 24-month cycle 30 CPD points per 24-month cycle 30 CPD points per 24-month cycle 30 CPD points per 24 month cycle
Activity and CPD points earning Registered as learner in any recognised occupational or trade qualification, including skills programmes [8 points]. On successful completion of the final competency assessment, learners will automatically receive the designation of Printing Operator [PO] Registered as learner in any recognised more advanced occupational or trade qualification including skills programmes [8 points] Registered as learner in any recognised supervisory leadership programme including sales, marketing, estimating, production planning [15 points] Proof of attending a recognised printing, packaging or signage industry competition [5 points] Proof of attending a recognised printing, packaging or signage industry competition [5 points] Proof of attending a recognised printing, packaging or signage industry competition [5 points]
        Mentoring or coaching an intern or subordinate in supervisory or management roles [5 points or 1 point per notional hour of mentoring or coaching] Mentoring or coaching an intern or subordinate in senior management roles [5 points or 1 point per notional hour of mentoring or coaching] Mentoring or coaching an intern or subordinate in senior management roles. [5 points or 1 point per notional hour of mentoring or coaching]
  Proof of attending a recognised industry exhibition [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised industry exhibition [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised industry exhibition [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised industry gala dinner or function [5 points] Proof of attending a recognised industry gala dinner or function [5 points] Proof of attending a recognised industry gala dinner or function [5 points]
  Enrolled to complete a technical theoretical module 1 (TT1) in any trade [8 points] Proof of attending a recognised conference [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised conference [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised industry exhibition [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised industry exhibition [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised industry exhibition [2 points]
  Enrolled to complete a technical theoretical module 2 (TT2) in any trade [8 points] Proof of attending a recognised technical forum or presentation [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised technical forum or presentation [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised conference [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised conference [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised conference [2 points]
  Enrolled to complete a technical theoretical module 3 (TT3) in any trade [8 points]   Enrolled to complete an accredited NQF Level 5 business management programme [30 points] Proof of attending a recognised technical forum or presentation [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised technical forum or presentation [2 points] Proof of attending a recognised technical forum or presentation [2 points]
  Indentured apprentices or ARPL candidates who successfully complete all of TT1, TT2 and TT3 modules and who pass their trade tests will automatically receive the designation of Printing Technician [PT]   Enrolled to complete an accredited trade training programmes including facilitator, assessor, moderator and the instructing the modular way programme [6 points] Enrolled to complete an accredited NQF Level 7 management development programme [30 points] Presentation of a topic or paper at a recognised industry conference or exhibition [10 points] Presentation of a technical topic or paper at a recognised industry conference or exhibition [10 points]
      Lecturing, facilitating, assessing, moderating of practical or theoretical training [6 points] Publishing papers or research [10 points]   Publishing technical papers or research [10 points]