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CMS ups the ante for accreditation as a healthcare broker

CMS ups the ante for accreditation as a healthcare broker

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) is introducing a new requirement for people applying to be accredited as healthcare brokers for the first time, or brokers renewing their accreditation and whose qualifications have not been verified by the CMS. From 1 December, broker applicants must verify and pay for the verification of their qualifications before […]

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List of recognised qualifications updated

The formal “Lists of Qualifications Recognised for Financial Services Providers, Key Individuals and Representatives, 2021” came into operation on 31 May 2021. This replaces its namesake for 2020. The list contains approved qualifications for Categories I, II, IIA and III. It is important to bear in mind that all qualifications are subject to approval, and […]

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SAQA impacted by funding constraints

Legalbrief Today reports as follows: “The SA Qualifications Authority (Saqa) has been forced to operate at limited capacity due to funding constraints, which could leave thousands of prospective students and employees in limbo. Saqa, which falls under the Department of Higher Education, Science & Innovation, recently had to offload more than a third of its […]

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FAIS Credits and Qualifications

The competency requirements under FAIS are often misunderstood, leading to many people stressing unnecessarily. Prior to 2010, transitional arrangements were in place which allowed for “FAIS Credits” to be obtained which would exempt representatives from having to obtain a full qualification. It is important to note that this only applies to those licence categories which […]

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Qualification deadline at hand

People appointed before 2010 had various options regarding prescribed qualifications, including obtaining a certain minimum number of credits, depending on what categories they were licensed for. My alert colleague, Paull Lawrence, sent us a reminder that those representatives appointed between 1 January 2010 and 30 June 2010 have until the end of June 2016 to obtain a full qualification in […]

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Wealth Management Training Opportunities

Align your training and development needs with the Regulator’s drive towards professionalization by making use of the services listed below. Just click on the title for more information. HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (NQF 5) This qualification provides learners with a wide range of specialised and technical skills, as well as a broad based knowledge of […]

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Important Qualification Requirements

The regulatory examinations took precedence for most people in the industry, and may have averted the focus from the qualification requirement, particularly in the case of representatives working under supervision. Industry demands for production of business often take precedence over legal requirements, particularly if the time frame to obtain a qualification is six years. The […]

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