Tel+27 (0) 11 886 8245
Fax+27 (0) 11 886 8084

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

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




             Please ensure that you send in your registration and     

    payment for the relevant examination before the closing date 

     PLEASE NOTE: Entries submitted after the closing date

                           WILL NOT BE PROCESSED


EXAM DATES 2020                        CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION 2020
27 JUNE 
27 MAY


  • Exam fees for 2020 are R600.
  • PLEASE NOTE there is a cut-off date for exam registrations.  No late applications will be considered.   If you do apply for the exam within a week after the cut-off date, you will be charged at double the exam fee.  You will also be charged at double the normal exam fee if you request an exam sitting outside of the national sitting date.
  • Paid-up members can register and pay online for the FGASA Apprentice Field Guide (NQF2) exam. (The NQF2 exam is the ONLY exam that can be booked on line, as all other exams require you to meet certain criteria.  Once met you can then download the form or request an application form to be sent to you).
  • You will need to login with your FGASA number and ID / passport number using the login button, in order to register online.
  • If you download the exam registration form or receive it by email:
    • complete the form by filling out all the required details.
    • Pay the exam fee into the FGASA account using your FGASA number as reference.
    • DO NOT USE references such as FGASA exam fee, TG exam etc.
    • Email the completed exam form and proof of payment to FGASA ( 
  • The exam registration form can also be obtained from the Johannesburg, Hoedspruit or Port Elizabeth offices


Venues and Confirmation

  • Available venues are indicated on the registration form.
  • The exams start promptly at 10h00.  (Times may change – you will be informed by SMS of any changes)
  • Late arrivals will not be allowed to write the exam.
  • A confirmation will be sent to you by SMS approximately 10 days before the exam. 
  • If you receive an SMS you do not need to call the office. 
  • If we do not have your cell phone number, you will not receive any notification.
  • Candidates can also check the FGASA website to confirm the venue and time of the exam.



  • Written notice must be sent to within 3 weeks of the exam, and the exam fee will then be transferred to the next available exam session.  Any cancellations AFTER the 3 week period, will be charged at 25% of the exam fee.
  • If you do not arrive at your exam on the exam date and haven’t informed FGASA at least three weeks in advance, your exam payment will be forfeited. You will have to pay again for the next exam.
  • Your exam payment is valid only within the current year.  So you may postpone your exam to the next sitting within the current year, but should you postpone to the following year, you will then need to pay the full exam fee again.
  • If you wish to change venues, you need to do so at least a month prior to the exam sitting.
  • If you are ill and are unable to attend the exam, you will need to provide a doctors note to this effect.
  • If you have a family crisis, your circumstances will be considered at FGASA's discretion.

Oral examinations

  • If you have a learning disability and you are unable to read and write, you may apply to sit an oral exam.
  • This application must be in writing to FGASA with your relevant reasons. 
  • Oral exams will not take place on the same day as the FGASA national examination sittings. 
  • The date for an oral exam will depend on the availability of an examiner in your area of operation.
  • Oral exams are usually held at the FGASA office in Johannesburg. 
  • A degree of literacy is essential to obtain the FGASA Professional Field Guide Qualification, therefore oral evaluations will normally be restricted to Apprentice Field Guide (NQF2) and Field Guide (NQF4).


Special examination sittings

  • If you are on a course with a FGASA endorsed training provider, you will write your FGASA exam at the end of your course on a date set by the training provider.
  • If you do not pass the above exam you may not write another special sitting at the training provider (unless you are on a year course).
  • You will have to apply and re-write the exam on the next available FGASA National exam date.


How do I get my Theory Exam Results?

  • Exam results for all national sittings will be available one calendar month from the date of the exam.
  • Exam results will then be published on the FGASA website under the member profile and can only be accessed if the member is currently paid up.
  • You can also email or phone the FGASA office/s to enquire after your result.
  • In principle all examination papers with percentages between 69% and 74% are remarked during the moderation process. If you get 72%, for example, you can be assured that your paper has been remarked, but the moderator simply cannot find and allocate more marks for your answers.



Please take note of the following information:

If you are going to be qualifying for FGASA Field Guide (NQF4) or your full Trails Guide you will need to complete a new CATHSSETA registration form.  This is the membership form available on our website or from the membership department.

When completing the form for these qualifications, you need only complete Section 6 & 7.  You will need to initial ALL 14 pages, and then send through the WHOLE application form including a certified copy of your ID.  The second last page (learner signature) also needs to be signed.