CSSA Exemption Applications

All about CSSA Exemptions

The CSSA Exemption Application Process

Should a student wish to be exempt from completing a particular course they should apply directly to the CSSA as the exemption is granted at the institutions discretion. On approval of the exemption the student should then enrol for the relevant examinations within one year of the exemption having been granted otherwise they will have to apply for the second time and pay another exemption fee.

Students with a National Qualification from NQF level 5 upwards and foreign qualifications could qualify students for exemption from certain subjects.  Exemption for short courses may also be granted where extensive work experience is evident.

Please note that applications will only be processed if they are accompanied by a proof of payment.

Contact Details of the Exemption Officer:

Postal: Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa, P O Box 3146, Houghton 2041

Fax: (011) 551 4028

E-mail: exemptions@icsa.co.za


A student can expect to pay R550 per exemption that is requested and a maximum of R 5000 per application. Please note that should a student have requested 9 exemptions any other additional exemptions will not be charged.

The admission fee cannot be refunded it may however be deducted from the total exemption fee payable on a successful application.