ACRP REGISTRATION / AFFILIATION CATEGORIES
• Pastors and other persons in ministry linked to ACRP are referred to as “affiliates”. Affiliates may beregistered with ACRP with or without a “designation”.• “Designation” is the term used to indicate a professional level which is formally recognised by SAQA via aprofessional body. A designation is awarded to a person who has the required SAQA recognised 1qualification(s), or alternatively has proved competence via a process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).• ACRP recognises four levels of designation, namely religious practitioner, advanced religious practitioner,religious professional and religious specialist - see below for the relevant requirements.• Affiliates are expected to subscribe to an approved code of ethics and good practice, will be subject to anapproved disciplinary / accountability dispensation, and must participate in an ACRP accredited ContinuedProfessional Development (CPD) programme.
1 A “SAQA recognised qualification” is a South African qualification registered on the SAQA website or a foreign qualification thatwas evaluated and approved by SAQA2 Proven: letter of third party involved in the relevant Ministry; or confirmation by an ACRP recognised intermediary3 Not applicable to those applying for the designation of Religious Practitioner.
(For applications via Intermediaries)
In joining ACRP as an affiliate or designated person, the applicant accepts the responsibility to pay the required fee.
Should the applicant decide to cancel his/her affiliation, he/she will do so in writing with a notice not less than three calendar months. The cancellation letter must be addressed to the Word and Life Network, who will then inform ACRP.
Organisations or institutions that act as intermediaries between ACRP and individual persons in ministry can alsonegotiate reduced fees with ACRP, in which case the reduced fees will apply to the individuals who submit theirapplications via the intermediary.