Continuous Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is now a regulatory requirement. It requires FSPs to maintain and update the knowledge and skills that are appropriate for the activities of its Key Individuals and Representatives by complying with minimum CPD requirements.

Masthead is a CPD provider, accredited by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI). This means that Masthead has put the appropriate resources in place that enables the delivery of CPD programmes at the required standard and level of quality as outlined by the FPI.

CPD requirements apply to all FSPs, Key Individuals and Representatives, except Category I FSPs (including their Key Individuals and Representatives) that are authorised only to render financial services in respect of Long-term Insurance subcategory A and/or Friendly Society Benefits.

To find out more about the CPD requirements as prescribed by the FSCA (previously the FSB), who is affected and how many CPD hours are required, click here.

Get a head start on your CPD activities

Online CPD Package Deal

Get access to a variety of online courses and reading material ensuring you reach your required number of FSCA CPD hours.

Register now and be guaranteed access to all current and future accredited online content until 31 May 2019.

Masthead Members:  R1500 (excl. VAT)   |   Non-members:  R2000 (excl. VAT)
This is a once-off cost that gives you access to all online CPD content until 31 May 2019.

Accredited Seminars and Online Learning

Masthead offers both Seminars and Online Learning activities where you can earn CPD hours. You can easily keep track of your CPD hours as a record is automatically kept of the number of CPD hours earned when attending our Seminars or completing our Online Learning activities. Click on the links below to read more about our Seminars and Online Learning activities.


RE 1 and RE 5 Exam Training
Requirements and the Impact of FICA on Accountable Institutions
Exceptional Assistant – Improve Efficiencies to Increase Profits
Introduction to the new Fit and Proper Requirements
Fundamentals of POPI
Key Individual Responsibilities – Understanding your role and obligations
How to create a Business Plan that works
Learn how to build a robust Financial Management Model
Preparation for an FSCA Visit – What to Expect
Develop a Risk Management Plan to protect your business, employees and clients
Understanding the impact of Fit and Proper Requirements on FSPs, Key Individuals and Representatives 
A Practical Guide to developing your own FICA Risk Management & Compliance Programme
How to create an effective Operations Manual for your FSP
Regulatory Update – Know the Impact

Online Learning

Online Courses

Cybersecurity Online Course
POPI Online Course
FICA Online Course 2018/19
Ethics and Corporate Governance Online Course


You can earn 0.5 CPD hours by reading our bi-weekly newsletter and completing a short online quiz. Each issue of the newsletter includes the latest industry news and updates. Click on the link below to register now.
Mastering Compliance


Compliant use of Social Media in Financial Services Course 
Retirement Planning – Taxation on Lump Sum Benefits Course
Retirement Planning – Retirement Fund Contributions Taxation Course 
Retirement Planning – Division Of Pension Interest On Divorce Course

Express CPD

Our Express CPD activities are short, Online Learning activities that cover a variety of industry topics and can easily be completed within an hour. Click on the link below to browse all Express CPD activities and register.
Express CPD


A national supplier of risk management services to independent financial advisors and other licensed financial service providers (FSPs). Established in 2004, we help our clients overcome their risk management challenges so they can grow and thrive in an increasingly regulated industry. Providing professional guidance and practical support, our team of specialists is passionately committed to delivering tangible solutions.

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