How CPD Works
Designated professional marketers are required to accumulate a specific number of CPD points within a two (2) year CPD cycle depending on his/her registered professional designation as awarded by the professional body - MASA. Successful compliance with the requirements of a particular CPD cycle will lead to renewal of that designated member’s Professional Status for the next CPD cycle.
Professional Designations and Requirements
AMSA: Associate Marketer (SA)
Associate Marketer SA is an entry level designation awarded to practicing marketers with limited marketing experience and an NQF 5 or higher qualification in Marketing.
All practicing AMSAs, need to participate in relevant CPD activities to accumulate a total of 50 CPD points within each 24-month CPD cycle.
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MPSA: Marketing Practitioner SA
Marketing Practitioner SA is a designation awarded to marketers with at least five (5) years of practicing experience and an NQF 7 or equivalent qualification in Marketing.
All practicing MPSAs need to participate in relevant CPD activities to accumulate a total of 75 CPD points within each 24-month CPD cycle.
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CMSA: Chartered Marketer SA
Chartered Marketer SA is a designation awarded to marketers with ten (10) years of practicing experience, with no less than three (3) years at senior executive level, and an NQF 8 or equivalent qualification in Marketing.
All practicing CMSAs need to participate in relevant CPD activities to accumulate a total of 100 CPD points within each 24-month CPD cycle..
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Mandatory CPD compliance audits are conducted by MASA to ensure the CPD compliance of all designated professional marketers.
It remains the responsibility of each professional marketer to report on all their CPD activities within their CPD Report Cards for every 24-months cycle, in order to maintain a valid professional designation with MASA.
A CPD Report Card is a form that summarizes all the CPD activities completed by a designated professional marketer (MASA member). All members are provided with a CPD Tracker document to assist them in logging their activities throughout the cycle.
Failure to comply
Any designated marketer who is found to be in non-compliance when audited, are given three to six months to comply after which they are audited again. If there is still non-compliance with the CPD requirements, that marketer’s professional status will not be renewed for the next CPD cycle or until all re-instatement requirements are met as defined by the Professional Designation Board of MASA.