The functions of EAPASA are guided by the Constitution which outlines the following:

  • Establish and Maintain a Register of Practitioners
    Register qualified persons as either Registered Candidate Environmental Assessment Practitioners (Candidate EAPs) or as Registered Environmental Assessment Practitioners (Registered EAPs), depending on their experience. Maintain a register of Candidate EAPs or Registered EAPs.
  • Uphold the qualification standard
    Uphold the Qualification Standard and review its outcomes and assessment criteria; propose standards and criteria for registration of EAPs to be applied by Registration, Professional Development, Professional Conduct committees. Review standards and criteria
  • Advance accreditation of degree programmes
    Provide input to the relevant educational quality council on the extent to which individual academic programmes submitted for accreditation meet the outcomes stipulated in the Qualification Standard for Environmental Assessment Practice. Advance accreditation of degree programmes at institutions of higher learning incorporating environmental assessment outcomes of the national Qualification Standard for Environmental Assessment Practice.
  • Apply Code of Ethical Conduct
    Prescribe and apply a Code of Ethical Conduct and Practice.
  • Communicate to authorities
    Communicate, to relevant authorities, information on matters of public importance acquired during the course of its work, as well as issues that may impact on the practice of environmental assessment and the registration of Environmental Assessment Practitioners.
  • Determine Fees
    Determine fees payable to the Association by registered persons.
  • Ongoing Professional Development
    Promote ongoing professional development, set and review professional development standards, and assist with the accreditation of providers of education and training, where permitted by or under applicable legislation.
  • Transformation
    Promote the transformation of the profession in terms of representivity and practice