ECSA Registration

ECSA Registration

REGISTER WITH ECSA

The industry has been in consultation with the Engineering Council of South Africa for over 15 years to recognise “FIRE” as an engineering discipline. This has now been achieved. Personnel working in the fire protection industry now have the route to get an engineering level qualification.

ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA (ECSA) have three levels of registration for the fire industry under the “Specialised Category” section.

  • Fire Systems Practitioner – Fire Detection
  • Fire Systems Practitioner - Fixed Gaseous Extinguishing
  • Fire Systems Practitioner – Water based Systems

 

WHY REGISTER WITH ECSA

Why should I register with ECSA?
Many people working in the fire industry did not come through a university education in Engineering and therefore could never register as “Engineers” but their experience gained over many years in the industry have provided them specialised knowledge. Many have registered with the SAQCC Fire and have reached ‘designer’ level but have no further path in their career.

SAQCC designers have conducted some very complex designs in the past but are unable to sign the Form 3 document in SANS 10400 building regulations as it requires an ECSA registration number.

Often the building developers and fire departments call for an ECSA engineer to conduct the fire system design which you can now be recognised, and legally sign the Form 3.

Gain recognition from your peers, up your marketability, and be recognised locally and internationally with an ECSA registration.

QUALIFICATIONS

What qualifications do I need?

There are no laid down rules of qualification requirements, your expertise, service in the industry, courses attended, and general experience can get you through. Your application is examined by experts of the industry as well as ECSA staff to determine your suitability for registration.

You must have had at least three years working in your industry sector at a high level.

You must get a reference from someone currently registered at ECSA.

THE APPLICATION

How do I go about it?

The application forms are very comprehensive and can be confusing in parts which has put off many people in the past from registering. The FSIB have now provided a breakdown of the form into sections to make them easier to understand. They will guide you through the process.

Visit this link for more information: ECSA Registration Guidance Notes.

Fire Design

ECSA No 01 Specified Category Application Information

INFO NOTES 1

SHEET SC1 - APPLICATION INFORMATION

Read these notes carefully as it details the information you require to complete your application and the sections involved.

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ECSA No 02 Specified Category Application Information

INFO NOTES 2

FORM SC1.1 GENERAL INFORMATION

This form is to be completed with all your personal information.

Section 1 - is for your name and address and personal information.

Section 2 - Fill in the highest qualification level you have achieved and where this was achieved.
NOTE: This page must be signed by a Commissioner of Oaths

Section 3 – Here you state if you have served an apprenticeship and with who

Section 4 – Here you fill in any previous registration or applications made with ECSA

Section 5 – Show any associations you belong to (e.g. FDIA, SAQCC FIRE)

Section 6 – Indicate the registration fee you paid and how it was paid

Section 7 – Here you need to submit three references who will vouch for you, one of these should be ECSA registered already.
Sign this last page and get another signature from a commissioner of oaths.

Section 8 – Complete a declaration that you will abide by the rules laid down by ECSA
Sign this form and get a 3rd signature from a commissioner of oaths.

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ECSA No 03 Specified Category Application Information

INFO NOTES 3

FORM AR-SC TERTIARY EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

This form is self-explanatory.

You enter your name and the name of the qualification

You insert any tertiary education you completed.
You need to list the subjects you passed and the year you passed them
This could be University or Technical College courses you attended.

If you have more than one qualification complete a separate form for each qualification.

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