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Frequently asked questions
Why create a professional association for Ethics Professionals?
The need to create ethical workplace cultures in the face of challenges such as bribery, fraud, and corruption, has given rise to an increased focus on Ethics Professionals. The importance of the role that Ethics Professionals fulfil warrants that this community is recognised and supported.
How does the EPA plan to empower Ethics Professionals?
The EPA will continue to do this through promoting the professional status, interests, image, and credibility of Ethics Professionals, providing best practice principles and being a body of knowledge for Ethics Professionals.
How do I subscribe to the association?
Send an email to [email protected]
What are the benefits of subscribing to the association?
The benefits of joining the EPA are set out in its Value Proposition. This highlights the goal of the EPA to create a forum for discourse, debate, learning, and sharing knowledge and experience, which, in turn, fosters professional relationships and networking opportunities.
Will the EPA be applying to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for Professional Body Recognition and Professional Designation Registration?
No, the Board has taken a decision not to apply for SAQA recognition at this time. In the event that the interest in the formal application of a recognised Ethics Practitioner designation, i.e. the EP(SA), reaches a sustainable membership interest level to warrant the formal application of such, coupled with Professional Recognition of the EPA, the association will progress with this process.
How is the role of the EPA different from that of The Ethics Institute?
The two entities, whilst complementary, serve two distinctly different purposes. The role of the EPA is discussed in detail in question 2 above and the TEI has wholeheartedly endorsed the EPA and is in support of and endorses its vision.
How can I contribute to the EPA?
The EPA is purely donor funded by individuals and corporate sponsors presently. Donations are appreciated and can be arranged as monthly or annual contributions.
Email [email protected] for more details.
Which bodies are the EPA associating with?
The EPA is proudly associated with The Ethics Institute (TEI), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Institute of Commercial Forensics Practitioners (ICPF), and the Good Governance Academy (GGA).