The South African Qualification & Certification Committee for the Fire Industry
The SAQCC Fire does not provide training itself. However, we are responsible for formulating the training programmes, which are run at various approved training centres across the country. Our goal is to provide a uniform nation wide standard, which ensures that technicians have received sufficent training and experience to register at that particular level.
Our training courses are recognised by the South African qualification authority (SAQA) at these five accredited training centres.
Trainees must be registered with SAQCC-Fire and work for a minimum period of six months under the direct supervision of a registered competent person. Both must be employed by an SABS 1475 Permit holding company. A trainee has a minimum period of six months and a maximum of 24 months to apply to become a registered competent person.
To become registered as a trainee, the applicant must first successfully complete the five day course at one of the approved training centres and submit a certified copy of his certificate with his application for registration.