The focus of our Association has always been on our Members, to ensure that quality products, compliant with SABS Standards are produced. However, the best insulation can be ruined if not correctly installed.

With the promulgation of the Energy Efficiency Regulations in 2011, roof insulation became compulsory in certain new buildings and extensions. There has always been different formal trade occupations registered in South Africa, such as carpenter, bricklayer etc. but no official training on the installation of thermal insulation. TIPSASA decided to rectify this matter by developing a training course to ensure that the necessary skills and knowledge needed to work in the thermal insulation industry, is provided.

Formal registration is in progress with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the official training will commence mid-2019. The Insulation Installer , as it is registered on the Organizing Framework for Occupations (OFO) consists of two part qualifications, one, Building Insulation Installer and two, Industrial Insulation Applicator, addressing the specializations in the industry.

CPD Training for Professionals

We are constantly approached by Professionals to assist with continuous professional development. Our Association will gladly assist and also do have professionals available that present courses endorsed by our Association. Current courses available are on SANS 10400-XA Energy usage in buildings – should you be interested, please contact us for more information.


PriceDescriptionArchitects Countrywide SAIAArchitects KZNArchitects CAPEEngineers Countrywide CESA
R2760 InclusiveSANS 10400XA (Full day 8:30-4:30pm)1.2 CPD1 CPD
R2760 InclusiveSANS 10252-1 Water Reticulation (Full day 8:30-4:30pm)1.5 CPD1 CPD-
R1380 InclusiveThermal Insulation Course/XA Unmasked ( 8:30-14:00)0.4 CPD/0.2CPD-
MonthCourseCape TownDurbanGauteng/Pta
19th February 2019Water Reticulation07.02.2019
FebSans 10400 XA22.02.2019
MarchSans 10400 XA20.03.201901.03.2019
MarchThermal Insulation12.03.2019
MaySans 10400 XA17.05.201924.05.2019
MayThermal Insulation/XA Unmasked15.05.201923.05.2019
JuneSans 10400 XA07.06.2019
JuneWater Reticulation10.06.2019
JulyThermal Insulation/XA Unmasked17.07.2019
JulyWater Reticulation19.07.2019
AugThermal Insulation/XA Unmasked22.08.2019
AugSANS 10400XA23.08.2019
SepSANS 10252-1 Water Reticulation06.09.2019
SepSANS 10400XA09.09.2019
SepThermal Insulation/XA Unmasked10.09.2019
OctSANS 10400XA11.10.2019
OctSANS 10252-1 Water Reticulation25.10.2019