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Membership is restricted to persons who have an active interest in
the objectives of the Institute. Every member is required to uphold the
dignity of the profession of Statistician in a strictly ethical manner.
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Eligibility

Membership shall be open to any persons regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, marital status, veteran status or disability, but restricted to persons who have an active interest in the objectives of the Institute and meets the respective criteria of the membership category applied for. Every member is required to uphold the dignity of the profession of Statistician in a strictly ethical manner.

Disclaimer: Membership of the Institute does not entitle any individual or affiliated organisation to any claim to the assets of the Institute. No member or affiliated organisation shall, as a consequence of membership, incur any liability in respect of any claim or action against the Institute.

 

Selection

  • New members are expected to apply as per the ICCSSA Constitution and Bye-Laws.
  • The appointed Adjudication Review Committee (ARC) will review applications and decide on membership.
  • The decisions taken by the ARC must be tabled at the next BoI meeting for notification purposes.
  • A candidate for election to membership of the Institute or for transfer to another grade of membership or transfer to another field of practice (FoP) shall be duly notified of the ARC decision, in writing (including email), by the Institute Secretary or Administrative Officer regarding their application.

Membership categories

Classes / types of membership

 

There shall be three membership categories: Chartered Members, Certificated Members, and Associated Members.

Only Certificated and Chartered Members have the right to vote on matters concerning the affairs of the Institute.

Only a member of the Institute shall be entitled to use the authorised letters, as set out in the Constitution, designating their type of membership in the Institute.

All Members should participate during the life of ICCSSA and must be compliant to the Constitution, Bye-Laws and the deliberation of the Assemblies, co-operating materially and morally at the operations of ICCSSA.

Applicants who graduated from non-South African Universities will be assessed based on SAQA recommendation.

Chartered Members (ChM)
  • ChMs must at least be in possession of an Honours Degree (SAQA approved NQF level 8) or a Postgraduate Diploma (SAQA approved NQF level 8) from a South African University or an equivalent qualification from an international university with SAQA NQF Level 8 approval, with a major in Statistical Sciences.
  • Must have fulfilled at least one approved Internship (refer to Fields of Practice below).
  • ChMs can be represented at Assemblies physically or by proxy (by means of signed delegated form).
  • ChMs should participate during the life of ICCSSA and must be compliant to the Constitution and Bye-Laws and the deliberation of the Assemblies, co-operating materially and morally to the operations of ICCSSA.
  • A Chartered Member, for relevant services or support or meritorious conduct towards ICCSSA, can be nominated by an ICCSSA member for Honorary Membership and acceptance of such membership would be decided upon by the BoI.
Certificated Members (CeM)
  • Members not being part of the first bullet above.
  • CeMs must be in possession of at least a 360 credit Bachelor Degree or Diploma or an equivalent degree from a University, with a major in Statistical Sciences. The minimum requirement would be SAQA approved NQF level 6; hence the Degree should be on SAQA approved NQF Level 7 and National Diploma on SAQA approved NQF Level 6.
  • Must have fulfilled at least one approved Internship (refer to Fields of Practice below).
  • CeMs can be represented at Assemblies physically or by proxy (by means of signed delegated form)).
  • CeMs should participate during the life of ICCSSA and must be compliant to the Constitution and Bye-Laws and the deliberation of the Assemblies, co-operating materially and morally to the operations of ICCSSA.
  • A Certificated Member, for relevant services or support or meritorious conduct towards ICCSSA, can be nominated by an ICCSSA member for Honorary Membership and acceptance of such membership would be decided upon by the BoI.
Associated Members (AsM)
  • Members having fulfilled a partial requirement for ChM and CeM.
  • AsMs forms a broad category that incorporates individuals who are either in training as a statistician or related fields as deemed by the BoI (Trainee), individuals currently studying in related fields or in line with the statistics profession (Student), individuals studying at school level (Scholar), individuals practicing in related fields as deemed by the BoI (Support), entities or individuals that have contributed to ICCSSA either financially or with the relevant services or support (Beneficiary).
  • These Members or Entities require special membership fees (could include no membership fees) and do not enjoy the right to vote. These Members enjoy reduced fees at events organised or in affiliation with other Organisations.
  • These Members or Entities must be compliant to the Constitution and Bye-Laws.
  • An Associated Member, for relevant services or support or meritorious conduct towards ICCSSA, can be nominated by an ICCSSA member for Honorary Membership and acceptance of such membership would be decided upon by the BoI.
Fields of Practice (FoP)

The Internship by a Member would be in the following fields of Statistical Sciences:

  • Technometrics: Physics, Engineering
  • Chemometrics: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
  • Econometrics: Economics, Accounting, Finances
  • Psychometrics: Psychology, Human Resources
  • Environmetrics: Environmental Sciences, Pollution Studies
  • Biometrics: Biostatistics, Biometry, Medical and Pharmaceutical Studies
  • Business Sciences: Performance, Benchmarking, Derivatives, Insurential Studies
  • Decision Sciences: Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Operations Research, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics
  • Geometrics: Spatial, Geological, Geographical Studies
  • Official Statistics: Census Studies, Governmental Indices
  • Forensics: Auditing, Investigational, Police Science Studies
  • Statistical Sciences Facilitation: Teaching and promulgation of the knowledge in the Statistical Sciences, specifically for educators, course facilitators and lecturers
  • General: in at least 3 of the above mentioned fields
  • Others: deemed acceptable by the BoI
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Provision for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is inclusive for the assessment of applicants wherever possible. ICCSSA determines whether the person claiming recognition and credits towards qualifications has achieved the applied knowledge according to the Field of Practice (FoP) descriptors, its purposes, its learning outcomes and assessment criteria of qualifications thereof. ICCSSA will do so in concordance with the SAQA RPL Policy Document. If a qualification is required in the respective FoP, ICCSSA will engage with formal National Institutions to provide such, if possible. The Adjudication Review Committee (ARC) will then determine the level of certification and submit the report to the BoI. The purpose of the RPL policy is to facilitate the recognition of prior learning. It should recognise the diversity in learning within South Africa, and support this within the context of ICCSSA designations.

Revoking Membership

Members may lose their membership status by means of:

Resignation

A member may resign from the Institute by sending their resignation in writing (this includes a written email) to the Secretary or Administrative Officer of the Institute for submission to the BoI. Any debt / money due by the member shall be settled / paid forthwith. The Certificates or Charter thereby becomes null and void and cannot be used for any purposes thereafter.

Failure to pay Membership fees

A member whose annual subscription is not paid by the stipulated date shall cease to be in good standing and shall no longer be entitled to exercise the rights and privileges of membership.

Disciplinary action

The BoI shall have power to take such action, under the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee (DC), as it may consider necessary in the case of any member whose continued membership would, in its opinion, be contrary to the interests of the Institute, provided any such action shall be agreed upon by two-thirds of the board members present and voting at the BoI meeting at which such decision is taken. Notice of intention to consider the matter at a particular BoI meeting shall be given to all voting members of the Board.

Re-admission to membership

The BoI may re-admit a candidate to Chartered, Certificated or Associated, after reviewing the cause for termination and provided that the BoI is satisfied that the re-admission would be in the interests of the Institute. The BoI may decide to refuse admission in any particular case which would be communicated with the candidate.

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