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CIDB Register of Contractors : Construction Industry Development Board

Organisation : Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)
Facility Name : Register of Contractors (RoC)
Applicable For : Any contractor
Country : South Africa
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What is CIDB Register of Contractors?

The Construction Industry Development (CID) Regulations of 2004, as amended, bind public sector clients to only award construction contracts to cidb registered contractors. Applying to all contractors who wish to complete work in the public sector, the Register of Contractors (RoC) supports clients in infrastructure procurement, and categorises and grades contractors from 1-9, according to financial and works capability.

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Who Can Register For Register of Contractors?

Any contractor can register on our cidb Register of Contractors.

Please review the below for further details:
** Subcontractors do not yet need to register.
** Joint ventures (JV) do not need to register. All JV partners must however be individually registered. The combined grading can be determined using the cidb Joint Venture Calculator.
** Home builders are regulated by the National Home Building Council (NHBRC). They are exempted from the cidb Register of Contractors.
** Labour only contractors are exempted from the cidb Register of Contractors.

Period of validity of registration

A cidb grade is valid for three years, which expires on the anniversary of registration. After three years the contractor must apply to the cidb for renewal. After six years the contractor must prove that they still meet the qualifying criteria to remain in the grade by submitting new supporting documentation. The cidb has however, temporarily relaxed the requirements for 3-year renewal to help contractors maintain their grades in the current economic crisis.

How To Register For Register of Contractors?

For grade 1 register online via the cidb website portal It takes 48 working hours to process an application and activate a Grade 1 on the system.

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For Grade 2 to 9 please visit your nearest cidb Provincial Office to apply for registration. Grade 2 to 9 applications must be accompanied by the relevant supporting documents. The maximum period for processing Grade 2 – 9 applications is 21 working days. Follow-up the status of your application by dialling our call centre 0861 100 2432.

For your convenience send an email to your nearest cidb Provincial Office to apply for annual update, change of company particulars and 3-year renewal.

Registration Fees

For payment of registration fees please use the following cidb bank account details:
Bank: Standard Bank SA
Account name: Construction Industry Development Board
Current Account: 03 224 3464
Branch code: 01 23 45 15
Branch name: Menlyn

Please use your company CRS number for reference. For first time applications, contractors must use the company name as reference.


Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) in South Africa:

Q: What is the CIDB?
A: The CIDB is a statutory body established by the South African government to promote and regulate the construction industry in the country. Its main functions include promoting sustainable growth and transformation in the industry, promoting best practices and standards, and providing guidance and support to industry stakeholders.

Q: What are the objectives of the CIDB?
A: The CIDB has several objectives, including promoting competitiveness and efficiency in the construction industry, promoting the development of emerging contractors and professionals, promoting sustainable growth and transformation in the industry, and promoting best practices and standards.

Q: Who does the CIDB regulate?
A: The CIDB regulates all entities that perform construction work in South Africa, including contractors, subcontractors, and professionals such as architects and engineers.

Additional Generic Procedure

Here are the steps on how to apply for CIDB Register of Contractors online:
1. Go to the CIDB website:
2. Click on the “Contractors” tab.
3. Click on the “Register of Contractors” link.
4. Click on the “Online Registration” button.
5. Create an account or log in to your existing account.
6. Select the type of contractor you are and the grade you want to apply for.
7. Complete the application form and upload the required documents.
8. Pay the application fee.
9. Submit your application.

The CIDB will review your application and you will be notified of the outcome within 21 working days.

Here are the required documents for online registration:
** CIPC certificate
** Tax clearance certificate
** B-BBEE documents
** Letter of good standing
** Proof of experience (if applicable)
** Proof of financial solvency (if applicable)

The application fee for online registration is R500 for grades 1-9 and R1,000 for grade 10. Once your application is approved, you will be issued a grading certificate. This certificate will be valid for three years.

Here are some tips for registering as a contractor with the CIDB:
** Make sure you have all the required documents before you start the application process.
** Carefully complete the application form.
** Upload clear and legible copies of the required documents.
** Pay the application fee.
** Be patient. The CIDB may take up to 21 working days to process your application.

Additional Simplified Procedure

You can register for the Register of Contractors online through the CIDB website.

Here are the steps on how to do it:
1. Go to the CIDB website:
2. Click on the “Register” button.
3. Create an account or log in to your existing account.
4. Select the type of contractor you are.
5. Enter your personal details, such as your name, ID number, and contact information.
6. Enter your business details, such as the name of your business, the type of business, and the address of your business.
7. Upload the required documents, such as the certificate of incorporation, the tax clearance certificate, and the ID cards of the directors.
8. Pay the registration fee.
9. Submit the application.

The CIDB will process your application and send you a confirmation email once your registration has been approved.

Here are the documents that you need to register for the Register of Contractors online:
** Certificate of incorporation.
** Tax clearance certificate.
** ID cards of the directors.

The registration fee for the Register of Contractors is ZAR 200. You can pay the registration fee online using a credit card or a debit card. The processing time for a Register of Contractors registration online is 48 working hours. Once your registration has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to download your grading certificate.

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  1. Edward Thipe

    hi I forgot my crs number please help

  2. Reabetswe Mohoto

    Hello I payed money on the CIDB account that is provided. And I have used my Company’s name for the reference because it is my first time and now I’m experiencing a huge problem because I does reflect and I haven’t go any feedback on what is happening. I try my best to contact the western cape cidb branch I have Waited the whole day one the call. Is there any help that would get.

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