Tel+27 (0) 11 886 8245
Fax+27 (0) 11 886 8084
Email membership@fgasa.org.za

5th Floor Petrob House, 343 Surrey Avenue,
Ferndale, Johannesburg

Box 27, Private Bag X4006,
Ferndale , 2160 , South Africa

 

MEMBERSHIP OVERVIEW

 

Membership Overview

Benefits of membership with FGASA

  • Qualifications: Qualifications are of a recognised and respected standard.
  • Assessments: Practical assessments are conducted at a professional level.
  • FGASA bookshop: Members are entitled to buy books at discounted prices.
  • E-Magazine & Newsletter: Members are kept informed by an online colour tri-annual magazine and an on-line newsletter.
  • Website: Informative website with up to date membership, qualifications and exam results.
  • Learner support: Professional support available to all FGASA learners.
  • Job market: Provide members with job market information.

 

Who can become a member of FGASA?

Anybody can become a FGASA member but you must be able to communicate in English. For Adult membership you need to be over the age of 18. (This is in order to write the exams and be practically assessed)

The Junior membership is for school learners including categories for both Primary and High school learners. (Certificates are issued on successful completion of workbooks)

Membership is for anybody who would like to:

  • Follow a career in Field guiding
  • Improve their knowledge of wildlife, conservation and culture
  • Gain a recognised guiding qualification
  • Support the development of professional guides
  • Gain a recognised Tracker qualification
  • Attain a specialist guiding qualification
  • Register with Department of Tourism as a legal guide

How do I become a member of FGASA?

  • Online Membership Registration - Click Here
  • Download South African Registration - Download
  • Download International Registation - Download
  • Obtain a Membership Registration (post, fax or email form from) from FGASA
  • The registration form can be collected at the Johannesburg office - View Contact Details

Complete the application form by filling out all the required details.Sign the FGASA Code of Conduct attached to the application form Compulsory. Pay the FGASA registration fee and the annual subscription fee to the relevant account indicated on the Application form.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO OBTAIN THE SAME LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE AS AN APPRENTICE FIELD GUIDE, BUT ARE NOT PLANNING ON WORKING AS A GUIDE, THEN YOU CAN REGISTER AS A NON-GUIDE MEMBER BY COMPLETING THE NATURE ENTHUSIAST MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM.

How do I make a payment to FGASA?

Fees may be paid online or directly into the FGASA bank account. Please do not send cash by post. It can get lost or stolen, and we cannot take any responsibility for lost cash.

First National Bank account details:
Branch code: 260 231
Account no: 6249 6791 346
SWIFT code: FIRNZAJJ (international payments only)
Ref:Your membership number

Payments

If you pay money directly into the FGASA bank account, please ensure that the following is written on the slip:

  • Your name and/or FGASA membership number (if you are already a member)
  • Email proof of payment through to the FGASA office, to the relevant email address preferably together with a form or a note explaining what the money is for.

From time to time money has been paid into the FGASA account with no indication whatsoever who the money is from or what it is for. We have no option but to regard these funds as donations to the Association. Please do not use references such as exam payment, or annual subs. There is no way for us to know who paid in this money.  References should be for example 12345 subs or 12345 exam.

Renewal of membership (annual subscription payment)

  • Registration fees are a once-off payment.
  • Subscription fees are renewable on a yearly basis.
  • Membership is valid for one calendar year from the date you join the Association (for example; the month of March of one year to March of the next year).
  • Membership renewal reminders are emailed the month before your membership expires.

 

What do I get once I have joined FGASA?

As soon as your application form and relevant payment (with proof of payment) for registration and membership has been processed by the FGASA Johannesburg office you will receive the following:

  • A Field Guiding Log book (Guide member only)
  • Field Guide learner Support Pack and Workbook (Guide member only)
  • Field Guide Learner Manual (Guide member only)
  • Guiding Skills Manual (Guide member only)

Membership Cards and Certificates are only issued once you have attained a FGASA qualification (Both theoretical and practical competence).

 

NOTE ON POSTAGE:

The South African post office is no longer reliable for postage, and as such all post is sent either via postnet or worldwide couriers. 

The postage fee for membership cards and certificates is not included in your membership fee.  You will therefore need to pay the relevant postnet or worldwide courier fee, and we will then send your membership card and/or certificate to your closest postnet, as advised by you.

Certificates and membership cards can also be kept at the FGASA office for collection, OR from the Hoedspruit and PE offices.

 

Individual Membership - South African

Field Guide NQF2

R1,760.00

 

FGASA Newsletter

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Individual Membership - Other African Countries

Field Guide NQF2

R2,390.00