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PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOUTH AFRICA 
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION 


The most established and esteemed professions available to career-minded people have bodies and associations designed to promote that profession, represent its practitioners, prescribe a desirable code of conduct and develop a sense of community. While it is a relatively new and growing profession, project management is becoming increasingly popular as a discipline applied to many aspects of an organisation’s strategic delivery. As a professional association PMSA exists to further the project management profession and in so doing consider the stakeholders in that industry, and the professionals that comprise our membership. PMSA membership consists of three levels, namely Associate Member, Full Member and Professional Member. 

PMSA’s grading structure and criteria are designed to achieve a model that will be consistent with practices of similar bodies across sectors and countries, and that by maintaining and reviewing the criteria on a regular basis, we contribute to developing and growing the profession in South Africa. Although PMSA membership is voluntary specific requirements apply to each member category.
PMSA creates an enabling environment for professional development through a variety of activities and resources. This is facilitated through our various membership types and their associated benefits. Below is an overview of member categories and requirements as well as opportunities and resources afforded to our members.

All applications must be submitted online,. Once you have reviewed and assessed yourself against the eligibility criteria and have completed any relevant supporting documents, follow the link below to complete your application: 

PMSA Membership Application


PMSA Member Benefits Associate 

Full Member 

Professional 

 Awarding of membership against eligibility criteria


Yes Yes
 Permission to use a given post nominal after grading  

Yes

 Yes
 Official member certificate that can be used in tenders and work applications  

Yes

 Yes

  Opportunity to register a designation on the SAQA national register as one of three PMSA conferred designations: Project Manager (PM), Senior Project Manager (Sr.PM) and Professional Project Manager (Pr.PM)

 

Yes

Yes

Eligibility for nomination to National and Branch Executive Committees

   Yes Yes

Eligibility to vote annual elections, annual general meetings and extraordinary general meetings

  Yes Yes
 Recognition as a PMSA member through a membership card and letter of good standing

Yes

Yes

Yes
 Representation through PMSA committees, on relevant statutory and industry related bodies

Yes

 Yes Yes
 Opportunity to earn contact hours at reviewed PMSA events which can be used towards CPD requirements

Yes

Yes Yes
 Access to topical speakers and project management thought leaders

Yes

Yes Yes
 Networking opportunities with industry peers

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Opportunities to participate as a speaker through calls for symposiums

Yes

Yes Yes
 Opportunities to submit papers for peer review, presentation and publication in conference proceedings and other PMSA negotiated resources Yes

Yes

Yes
 Free attendance at PMSA Branch and Special Interest Groups

Yes

Yes

Yes

 40% discount on attendance at knowledge sharing events such as the national and regional conferences, The Knowledge Series and seminars

Yes

Yes Yes
 Free copies of PMSA’s official magazine ‘ProjectNet’ and the business publication ‘The Project Manager’ and invitation to participate in opinion articles in ‘ProjectNet’ and ‘The Project Manager’ 

Yes

Yes Yes
 Access to PMSA published or negotiated reports e.g. The Prosperus Report, white papers, eBooks

Yes

Yes Yes

 From time to time, PMSA conducts surveys, contributes to surveys, or invites its members to participate in surveys the association deems relevant to furthering the body of knowledge in project management. 

Yes

Yes Yes

 PMSA's resident book reviewers complete a number of reviews over the years, and provide perspectives and summaries of popular PM and related titles.

Yes

Yes Yes

 Access to member recruitment system including the free loading of your CV and/or advertising of vacancies

 Yes Yes Yes

 Access to a directory and a range of special offers by PMSA Recognised Education and Training Providers (RETPs). RETPs are PMSA reviewed training bodies, training consultants, in-company training departments and tertiary institutions who have been afforded organisational recognition verifying that an education or training provider is a legitimate and credible concern that meets the required standards expected from such a provider.

 Yes Yes Yes

 Discounts on books purchased from the PMSA bookstore

Yes Yes Yes

 Bookstore requests for import via PMSA Bookstore (from specific publishers)

Yes Yes Yes

 

 

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS


PMSA Associate membership allows for general entry and the signing and adhering of the PMSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Please click here for a printable copy that will need to be signed and uploaded on registering.

Over and above signing of the PMSA Code of Ethics, PMSA Full and Professional membership requires evaluation of eligibility. Please collate and prepare the following documents before applying online:

Curriculum Vitae
A chronological history of your work experience including job descriptions, key responsibility areas and contactable references

Qualifications and certifications
Copies of relevant qualifications and certifications as the related to your industry and the project management environment. Foreign nationals will need to include a SAQA certificate of evaluations of international qualifications

PMSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Please complete and sign: click here for printable copy

Certified ID
Certified copy of your identity document

Statement of Authenticity
Please complete and signed; click here for a printable copy

Membership Description Associate Membership

Full membership
(graded)

Professional membership
(graded)

 
 Criteria

Associate members are those members who have a general interest in project management, the objectives of PMSA or who are at the entry level of their careers seeking professional advancement.

Members are required to sign and adhere to the PMSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Associate membership includes:

Affiliate membership for those who have a general interest in project management or are at the entry level of their career path

Retiree membership for who have retired from full-time employment and wish to retain their interest in the project profession

Any NQF 7 Bachelors Degree and a minimum of 3 years industry / management experience OR a certificate at NQF 5 plus a minimum of 5 years approved industry / management experience

Signing and adhering to the PMSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

 

 
An undertaking of active participation in a programme of sustainable professional career development and association activities

 

A Professional Member is a member in good standing whose knowledge, skill experience and contribution to the project management industry is consistent with the requirements of this PMSA status level:

An NQF 7 equivalent in Project Management

Industry Experience: Minimum of ten years as a practicing project manager

Consistent professional practice against a recognised PM methodology

Contribution to the profession through voluntary, developmental, research or mentoring activities

Signing and adhering to the PMSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct & completion of eligibility checklist.

An undertaking of active participation in a programme of sustainable professional career development and association activities

Application process

requirements 

 1. Submission of online application including all mandatory data

2. Payment of applicable fee incl. submission of proof of payment

3. Membership will be activated following initial review and payment reconciliation

1. The applicant must ensure that they meet the criteria for PMSA Full Membership.

2. Applicant completes the online application form and makes payment of the grading fee

3. Applicant will be requested to submit documents aligned to grading criteria, to their member portal upon receipt of payment of the grading fee

4. On receipt of all relevant documentation, application will be submitted for grading.

5. Feedback on the outcome of grading will be provided on the applicant's membership profile and the applicant will be alerted accordingly by email.

6. An invoice for the annual membership will be submitted

7. Upon receipt of payment of the annual fee membership will be activated

 
 

1. The applicant must ensure that they meet the criteria for PMSA Full Membership.

2. Applicant completes the online application form and makes payment of the grading fee

3. Applicant will be requested to submit documents aligned to grading criteria, to their member portal upon receipt of payment of the grading fee

4. On receipt of all relevant documentation, application will be submitted for grading.

5. Feedback on the outcome of grading will be provided on the applicant's membership profile and the applicant will be alerted accordingly by email.

6. An invoice for the annual membership will be submitted

7. Upon receipt of payment of the annual fee membership will be activated

Membership pack contents

 New members will receive a letter of good standing as well as a username and password with which to access their online profile immediately on membership approval. 

A posted membership acknowledgement letter will be issued within a month of membership activation, and includes a 'membership card for life'. This card remains valid when presented with a letter confirming annual renewal.

 New members will receive a letter of good standing as well as a username and password with which to access their online profile immediately on membership approval. 

A posted membership acknowledgement letter will be issued within a month of membership activation, and includes a certificate and 'membership card for life'. This certificate and card remains valid when presented with a letter confirming annual renewal.
 

Membership fee

Affiliate Member – R925.00 per annum inclusive of VAT

Retiree Member – R335.00 per annum inclusive of VAT

Grading fee on application – R450.00 once-off fee inclusive of VAT

Membership fee – R1075.00 per annum inclusive of VAT on advice of outcome of grading

 Grading fee on application –  R450.00 once-off fee inclusive  of VAT

 Membership fee – R1845.00  per annum inclusive of VAT

 Renewal of membership

 Membership is renewable on an annual basis. A member will receive an email reminder / notification 60 days and 30 days prior to the month of membership expiry.

Members can log into their profile at any stage to view their membership status and request an invoice.

 
 

All applications must be submitted online,. Once you have reviewed and assessed yourself against the eligibility criteria and have completed any relevant supporting documents, follow the link below to complete your application: 

PMSA Membership Application

 A Professional Member is a member in good standing whose knowledge, skill experience and contribution to the project management industry is consistent with the requirements of this PMSA status level:
Signing of the PMSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Signing of the PMSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

1. The applicant must ensure that they meet the criteria for PMSA Full Membership.

2. Applicant completes the online application form and makes payment of the grading fee

3. Applicant will be requested to submit documents aligned to grading criteria, to their member portal upon receipt of payment of the grading fee

4. On receipt of all relevant documentation, application will be submitted for grading.

5. Feedback on the outcome of grading will be provided on the applicant's membership profile and the applicant will be alerted accordingly by email.

7. An invoice for the annual membership will be submitted

8. Upon receipt of payment of the annual fee membership will be activated

1. The applicant must ensure that they meet the criteria for PMSA Full Membership.

2. Applicant completes the online application form and makes payment of the grading fee

3. Applicant will be requested to submit documents aligned to grading criteria, to their member portal upon receipt of payment of the grading fee

4. On receipt of all relevant documentation, application will be submitted for grading.

5. Feedback on the outcome of grading will be provided on the applicant's membership profile and the applicant will be alerted accordingly by email.

7. An invoice for the annual membership will be submitted

8. Upon receipt of payment of the annual fee membership will be activated

 New members will receive a letter of good standing as well as a username and password with which to access their online profile immediately on membership approval. 

A posted membership acknowledgement letter will be issued within a month of membership activation, and includes a certificate and 'membership card for life'. This certificate and card remains valid when presented with a letter confirming annual renewal.

When applying for either Full or Professional membership you will need to ulpoad the following supporting documents. Please sure to compile these BEFORE applying on line; you will not be able to complete the application form without them.

CV including job descriptions, key responsibility areas and contactable references

Copies of your qualifications and certifications. Foreign nationals will need to include a SAQA certificate of evaluations of international qualifications

Completed and signed PMSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Click here for a blank copy.

Certified copy of your identity document

Completed and signed Statement of Authenticity. Click here for a blank copy


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