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An application for registration as a Candidate Certificated Engineer only requires certified proof that the applicant holds a recognised Goverment Certificate of Competency(G.C.C) referred to below.
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 possible thereafter.
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.