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Get the competitive edge through certified training from the SABS Training Academy

Leading organisations understand the value of implementing management systems, offering tested and certified products and services and ensuring that employees are enabled through training services. The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) offers more than just national standards, testing and certification – it has a fully operational and accredited Training Academy.

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has been training individuals in organisations on various management systems for decades. Our accredited training modules include an overview of the relevant standards, creating overall organisational awareness and implementation of management systems such as:

  • SANS/ISO 9001,
  • SANS/ISO 14001,
  • SANS/ISO 45001,
  • FSSC,
  • SANS/ISO 22000,
  • And many more.


The Academy is accredited with the Southern African Auditor and Training Certification Authority (SAATCA) for Lead auditor courses in Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems, Occupational Health and Safety and Food Safety. One of the reasons for choosing SAATCA accreditation is the benefit to our trainees, as audit hours can be accumulated on completion of the Lead Auditor Training programmes which then speeds up the process for professional registration as internal or lead auditors with SAATCA. In addition, SABS is also accredited by the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) for all FSCC courses.

Expert trainers

As the national body responsible for the development and maintenance of South African National Standards (SANS), our facilitators are exposed to the latest state of the art information regarding standards. Our specialist trainers are industry experts with more than 30 years of collective training experience and knowledge. All our trainers are professionally registered as lead auditors with SAATCA and provide expert contributions to the development and revision of SANS and ISO standards within the respective technical committee on which they serve. SABS is often first to market with curricula following changes to SANS, which means that your organisation could be the first to be trained and gain the competitive edge.

Digital certificates

Most of our training courses requires competency assessments. On completion of the assessment, students are issued with a digital certificate. Certificates are QR coded, reside on a security controlled repository which enables safe storage and easy verification by your organisation, recruiters and for you to access when you need it. Each time a SABS training course is successfully completed your digital certificate will be added to your profile, enabling easy storage and retrieval. Human resource personnel responsible for conducting skills audits or verifying training, find the SABS digital certificate system particularly useful.

Customised training solutions

In a cost conscious environment where several people require the same training, SABS is able to offer customised training solutions for groups of trainees at venues of their choice. We also have training centres in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

Book your training

The most recent information on our training schedule, pricing and applications is available on our website. Book your training online via or call +27 12 428 6877/676; or email: