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  • Welcome to our CIDB registration services.
  • We are here to help you with the registration of your CIDB.
  • We cater for first time applicants as well as those wishing to renew or upgrade their CIDB levels.
  • In addition to this, we are the only company that draws up the financial statements required by the CIDB for the assessment of your works & financial capability scores for grades 3 & higher).
  • We also assist with the share certificate, CSD as well as the electrical contractor's certificate.
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In the table below, we have summarized the applications costs as well as the entire CIDB registration process requirements from grades 1 to 9 in a simplified PDF document. You can view it by clicking here.

Top tip for CIDB UPGRADEs levels 2 to 9

Did you know that you can apply for a higher grade based purely on your previous private sector construction projects? A number of applicants think that only government projects apply but this is not the only case.


The following CIDB documents are required for registration.

  • The correct application form depending on grade
  • Ck/CM Company Registration Documents
  • Tax Clearance Pin
  • Proof of address
  • Certified ID Documents
  • Shareholder's certificate for (PTY)'s
  • Annual Financial Statements (Grade 3 & Higher)
  • Completion certificate (Grades 2 & higher)
  • Project Award Letter or Contract


Companies incorporated as close corporation are not required to submit a share certificate, however, public & privately incorporated companies, whose title end with (PTY) or (Inc), are required to submit a certified shareholder’s certificate date stamped within 3 months. If you don’t have a shareholder’s certificate, we shall assist you in this regard.


The electrical contractor’s certificate is required when applying for the electrical class of works (E.B only). It applies to all grades from Grade 1 to 9. It can be got from the department of labor. We can also assist you to get it within 2 days.  To get an electrical contractors certificate, please indicate so on our application form, if applying for this class of work. Click here to fill in our application form for a quote.


Anyone who wants to bid for a government tender must register with the board. Depending on the value as well as the type of government construction project, companies can register for the various grades as well as class dependent on their financial & works capability scores.


All companies wishing to register for the board, must be registered at the government’s central supplier’s database & have a valid CSD registration summary report that is compliant in all aspects. If you are not registered with the CSD or you are non compliant, we can help. Click here for the application form.


  • How much is a CIDB certificate?
  • Cidb registration fees range from R 450 to R 55,750 depending on the grade applied for. They include the application& annual fee payable upon registration.

R 450 (Grade 1), R 700 (Grade 2), R 1,100 (Grade 3), R 1,650 (Grade 4), R 2,500 (Grade 5), R 4,250 (Grade 6) R 9,750 (Grade 7), R 29, 750 (Grade 8) R 55, 750 (Grade 9). Prices include registration & annual fee.

Financial Statements

Financial Statements are required for applications of grade 3 & higher. They are required by the CIDB to determine your financial capability. For more on this, see below. They must be drafted by a registered auditor in good standing with the IRBA or SAICA. We are registered accountants in good standing with both bodies & can assist you with the financial statements required by the CIDB. Financial statements are used by the board to determine your works & financial capability as explained below.

Financial Capability

Financial Capability refers to the overall annual earnings of the company within the past 5 years. The board will take the best revenue or turnover from the one set of financial statements submitted to determine your financial capability. This is applicable to construction companies wishing to apply for grades 3 & higher.

Works Capability (Table C)

Works capability refers to the single largest construction project carried out within the past 5 years. For applications of grade 2 & higher, the board will look at the value range of your historical construction projects carried out in order to determine the grading. For example, for grade 1, works capability is none however, for grade 2, the required works capability must be a construction project with a value of not less than R 130,000.


There are 2 application forms issued by the board depending on the grade you are applying for. Application form for grade 1 is completely different from the application form for grade 2. To view the different form, please click below for each type.

What is a Cidb certificate?

A CIDB certificate is a certificate issued by the Construction & Industry Development Board to certify a construction company’s capacity to carry out a government tender. The certificate determines the tender value range & the type of construction works (Class) that the company can bid for in a government tender. For example, construction companies with a CIDB class 1 electrical engineering works can only bid for government electrical contract works between the values of R 1 & R 130,000.


Did you know that two or more companies on a lower CIDB level could combine by means of a joint venture to qualify for a higher CIDB grading. For detailed information on how to create a joint venture via sponsorship, click here.

How long does it take to get a cidb certificate?

Between 3 to 21 working days dependent on the grade applied for. For grade 1, it will take about 2 to 3 days whereas for the remainder of the other grades, it will take 21 days. Applicants must make provision for issues such as the head office being off line as well as load shedding.


In conclusion, the CIDB registration process starts off with the collecting the required registration documents, determining the grade for which your company qualifies for, completing the correct application form as well as submitting in person to the construction & industry development board. We can facilitate this entire process regardless of which grade you are applying for. To assist you with your application, please fill in our online application form and we shall guide you from there.


Applicants can check on the progress of their application status by clicking on the CIDB’s website here.

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