iQ Academy Accreditations

iQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution. Learn more about our accreditations and memberships.

Regulatory information


Department of Higher Education and Training

iQ Academy (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No. 2006/033114/07: is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2027 as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No. 2012/HE07/001.

iQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Further Education and Training College under the Continuing Education and Training Act, 2006. Our registration number with the DHET is: 2009/FE07/102

The DHET keeps a register of all PHEIs, which you can view on their website at:


South African Qualifications Authority

SAQA is a statutory body, regulated in terms of the National Qualifications Framework Act No. 67 of 2008. SAQA is responsible for recording all qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) offered by providers, both public and private. iQ Academy has submitted all its qualifications to SAQA for recording on the NQF. A list of the qualifications offered by iQ Academy can be viewed on the SAQA website:

You can also find the SAQA ID listed on our website for each of the qualifications we offer. You can search for a qualification on SAQA at:


Council on Higher Education

The CHE is an independent statutory body that quality assures all programmes offered by higher education institutions. Before a programme is offered by iQ Academy, it is submitted to the CHE for accreditation in terms of meeting the minimum standards set by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the CHE. iQ Academy has received accreditation for all of our qualifications.

You can learn more about CHE at:

Further accreditations and memberships

  • Financial Advisory Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET)
  • Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA)
  • South African Board for People Practices (SABPP)
  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
  • Member of the National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA)

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