In January 2013 the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) approved SARA’s application to be recognised as a professional body. The SAQA Board also approved the registration of the following designations in line with the National Qualification Framework (NQF):
- Reward Administrator
- Reward Analyst
- Reward Specialist
- Chartered Reward Specialist
- Master Reward Specialist
In late 2016, SAQA approved three (3) International Mobility (IM) designations, making professional development a reality for IM practitioners in South Africa.
The three IM professional designations approved by SAQA are:
- Mobility Practitioner
- Mobility Specialist
- Master Mobility Specialist
This allows members who have received certification to use the designation awarded.