The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act requires the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to recognise professional bodies and register their professional designations on the NQF. This only happens if the professional body meets the SAQA Policy and Criteria for recognising professional bodies and registering professional designations.


A SAQA professional body is a body constituted to represent and/or regulate a recognised community of expert practitioners. PIRB is the Plumbing industry registered Professional Body with SAQA –