New training courses, or once-off events, require the submission of CPD credit applications to Voluntary Associations (VAs) of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for CPD credit approval. Provisional validation is granted based on the outline of the course or the event, the professional engineering level it is aimed at and the quality of the lecturers, according to the requirements from ECSA.

Provisionally validated programmes receive provisional credits with an official validation number.

Full CPD credits are obtained after the presentation of the training course or event, after which the final evaluation can only be executed through audience recommendation and monitoring by the VA.