To be a world-class regulatory body for the Built Environment Management Professions



To create an enabling environment for the promotion, growth and transformation of Built Environment Management Professions through advocacy, research and best practice



•  Accountability
•  Integrity
•  Innovation
•  Transparency
•  Inclusiveness


Legislative and other mandates

Constitutional mandates
Section 22 of the South African Constitution (Act No. 108 of 1996), a section dealing with freedom of trade, occupation and profession, states that “every citizen has a right to choose their trade, occupation and profession freely. The practice of a trade, occupation or profession may be regulated by law.” This section gives the basis for the existence of the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) through Act No. 48 of 2000.

Legislative Revision
No legislative revisions have been made to date. However, the Department of Public Works is currently in a process of soliciting comments and inputs from the industry on the Built Environment Professionals (BEP) Policy Review that is proposing amendments of the statutory regulatory framework of BEPs

Legislative Mandate
The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) is a juristic person established by Section 2 of the Project and Construction Management Professions Act (Act No.48 of 2000).

To regulate Project and Construction Management Professionals to protect the public.



The SACPCMP fulfils the statutory mandate by:

•  Registering professionals and maintaining a national register of professionals;
•  Identifying the type and scope of work for the Project and Construction Management Professions;
•  Determining registration criteria for professionals;
•  Conducting examinations for the purpose of registration of Project and Construction Management Professions;
•  Developing a Code of Conduct for registered professionals;
•  Consulting with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) or any other body established by it and the VAs to determine competency standards for the purpose of registration;
•  Conducting accreditation programmes for Construction Management and Construction Project Management offered at tertiary educational institutions in consultation with SAQA and the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
•  Giving advice or rendering assistance to any educational institution, VA or examining body with regard to education facilities for the training and education of registered persons and prospective registered persons;
•  Entering into an agreement with any person or body of persons within or outside the Republic of South Africa (RSA) with regard to recognition of any examination or qualification for Project and Construction Management Professionals;
•  Determining, after consultation with the VAs and registered persons, conditions relating to the nature and extent of Continuing Professional Development (CPD);
•  Establishing a Standards Generating Body (SGB);
•  Recognising VAs


The SACPCMP operates in the Built Environment alongside five other Councils. The other Councils are:

•  SACAP: The South African Council for the Architectural Profession
•  ECSA: The Engineering Council of South Africa
•  SACLAP: The South African Council for the Landscape Architect Profession
•  SACQSP: The South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession
•  SACPVP: The South African Council for the Property Valuing Profession