Registration on the ADP


The IRBA has two accredited professional bodies, namely, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). An applicant, therefore, must be a member of either of these professional bodies. Prospective registered candidate auditors (RCAs) must submit their applications by completing and signing the printable Form 5 and also ensure that their oversight registered auditor (ORA) signs the form before emailing it back to us.

Applications from SAICA members must include the following:

  • An ID copy;
  • Confirmation of ITC and APC results;
  • A copy of the SAICA training contract discharge certificate and, where applicable, a SAICA membership certificate; and
  • A police clearance certificate (from a service provider or SAPS).

With regard to ACCA, its Professional Development Programme (PDP) enables its current and future members to obtain the required practical experience for its South Africa Audit Qualification (SA AQ). The PDP consists of a set of requirements that must be met to be eligible for the SA AQ and those include:

  • Confirmation that you have achieved the minimum required performance objectives, as part of ACCA’s Practical Experience Requirement;
  • Proof that you have completed 36 months of experience in an accounting or finance-related role(s), which must be verified by a suitably qualified training officer;
  • Demonstratable evidence that you have achieved the required nine audit competences and completed the competence-based submission;
  • An ID copy; and
  • A police clearance certificate (from a service provider or SAPS),

Each application or completed form, with all the abovementioned documentation, must be emailed back to us at

All applicants should note that for this 2024/2025 financial year (1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025), there is a fee exemption in place, meaning there is no registration fee payable.

It normally takes between five and seven days to process an application form, from the day of receipt. However, submitting an incomplete or incorrectly filled application form will cause delays; therefore, do ensure that your application form is completed correctly and in full.

On approval of your application, you will receive an email confirming your registration as a registered candidate auditor.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the form or have any queries, please email the ADP Administrator at or call 010 496 0600.