Licensing education requirements and the FSB
Conservative estimates of the FSB suggest that there are: 12 000 FSPs who have to be licensed before 30 September 2004
The FSB says that at least 80% Of the FSPs submitted their License applications by 31 July 2004
After 30 September 2004 It will be illegal To conduct advisory OR intermediary services Without a license from the FSB
There will be NO extension of the cut-off date
IF THE FSB HAS NOT YET RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT BE LICENSED IN TIME!
As at 17 August 2004 The FSB has allocated Over 5000 pre-registration FSP numbers for which NO application has yet been received!
Applications for an FSP license can only be considered if the FSB receive a properly completed application form!
Check your FSP application progress WWW.FSB.co.za Search for STATUS of Application
KEY INDIVIDUAL MUST SUBMIT CERTIFIED COPIES OF EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS WITH THE APPLICATION
REPRESENTATIVE • Do NOT send education certificates with application • Must comply with Fit & Proper education requirements by • 30 September 2004
Exemptions • Experience – YES (work under supervision) • Education Requirements – NO!!
When you HIRE an employee who will provide ADVICE or an INTERMEDIARY service they MUST comply with the MINIMUM education requirements of the Fit & Proper Table
Effectively it is up to the Key Individual and the brokerage or employer to ensure that its representatives are Fit & Proper
WHAT IS COMPETENCY ? • Measured by EXPERIENCE and ACADEMIC STANDARDS - Depends on Subcategory - Specified in Columns 2 and 3 of the FIT & PROPER Tables
SAQA QUALIFICATIONS Fit & Proper
“Red Flag Problems” • BOTH Key Individual AND a Representative MUST therefore comply with the MINIMUM EDUCATION requirements of their sub-category by 30 September 2004 • Key individuals MUST satisfy above when applying for a FAIS License
Unit Standards • Unit standards are the smallest, independent parts of a qualification • Each Unit Standard describes skills, knowledge & values • Unit standards contain the title; specific outcomes; assessment criteria & range • Unit standards are made up of credits • One credit is equal to ten notional hours of learning • Credits are recorded on the National Learner Records Database
You CANNOT “Double-Dip” a UNIT Standard Example If a Unit Standard is included in an exam that you wrote in May (and passed!) and it is also included in an exam scheduled for September you cannot receive the credits TWICE!
Outcomes Based Education • Focus on outputs and end result of learning • Focus on what the learner can produce or apply at the end of learning • Focus on what competence the learner can display • What & whether learners learn successfully is more important than when, how & from whom they learn it
INVESTIGATING QUALIFICATIONS AND UNIT STANDARDS INSETA WEBSITE www.inseta.org.za OR contact Dr. Des Leatt
REMEMBER Column FOUR of the Fit & Proper Table provides for either TWO or THREE Years to comply with Column Four Education Requirements
Applying for a FAIS Licence • Can apply through a Recognised Body (may be too late for them!) ALTERNATIVE • Apply directly to the FSB (0800 110 443 OR 0800 202087) • They will supply an electronic application form (print and complete manually!) • Also obtain an FSP Number from the FSB call centre
Licence application (cont.) • Read the instructions for each FSP form carefully (50% of FAIS licence forms have had to be sent back – incomplete or inaccurate!!) • Pay the required fee (Fee schedule; p. 48) • FSP 14A MUST be completed in full and signed by the responsible person • Each FSP MUST appoint a Compliance Officer; EITHER internal (complete FSP 13 or appoint an APPROVED Compliance Officer/Practice)
Licence application (cont.) Accurately Completed FAIS Licence Application Forms (with required attachments) MUST reach the FSB URGENTLY – at this late stage you are NOT guaranteed of finalisation of the license application by 30 September 2004 The FINAL cut-off date!)
Stay in touch with FAIS • FSB – www.fsb.co.za • INSETA – www.inseta.org.za Attend FAIS workshops, roadshows etc.
Contact info: Dr. Des Leatt INSETA FAIS Consultant Phone: 021-880 1615 Fax: 021-880 2550 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org