The Policy and Criteria for the Quality Assurance of Independent Schools and Assessment Bodies (an Umalusi Policy) states that:
Independent schools which offer the National Senior Certificate must be accredited with Umalusi before they are registered as examination centres with the relevant public or accredited private assessment bodies. The registration status of independent schools as examination centres is determined by the accreditation status with Umalusi and the requirements of the assessment body which is either the provincial department of education or a private assessment body accredited by Umalusi.
This policy is relevant to all independent schools that are examination centres but not yet registered or in the process of registering with Umalusi. In the attached memorandum, the ISASA policy unit outlines the current implications for independent schools, as well as the requirements from 2017 onward.