How to get qualified
HOW TO ATTAIN A FGASA QUALIFICATION?
There are different criteria and requirements for the various certificates and qualifications you can attain through FGASA.
FGASA CERTIFICATE AWARDED
The FGASA certification process may take up to 3 weeks from the date that the practical assessment is received from the assessor. FGASA can only process an assessment once it has been received. No certificates will be issued until such time as all the criteria have been met.
You will be awarded the appropriate FGASA Certificate when:
- The FGASA office has proof that you have been declared competent in the theoretical and the practical assessments and this has been moderated.
- All your required FGASA fees are fully paid up for the current year.
- You have submitted a copy of a valid (current) recognised First Aid certificate to the FGASA Johannesburg office. (Trackers do not need to have a First Aid certificate)
- Once an assessment is received and the member is declared competent, their achievements are then loaded on to the CATHSSETA database.
- If the member has submitted all the correct documentation (CATHSSETA/FGASA application form and certified ID) it will be sent to CATHSSETA so that they may issue a certificate. IF CATHSSETA do not receive these documents the member will not receive a CATHSSETA certificate.
- Please note that FGASA DOES NOT issue CATHSSETA certificates.
- CATHSSETA only print certificates 4 times a year – If achievements are loaded after a particular quarterly cut off date it can take another 4 months for CATHSSETA to issue a certificate number.
Please be advised that CATHSSETA certification is not an immediate process and may take a few months to receive a certificate.