Registration Services Available Digitally

Registration Services Available Digitally

The following registration services are digitally accessible to contractors:

cidb Three Year Renewal

When submitting an application for 3-year renewal by email please attach the following required documents for grades 2 – 9:

  1. Completed and signed 3-year renewal application form
  2. Company registration documents
  3. Copy of identity documents of directors. Uncertified documents are accepted
  4. Copy of shareholder certificate(s). Uncertified documents are accepted
  5. Copy of electrical license (if you are applying for EB class of work)
  6. Proof of payment
  7. Proof of tax compliance
  8. Track record (not older than 5 years), letter of award, completion certificate and final payment certificate; and
  9. Latest financial statements.

You don’t need to certify identity documents and share certificates.
Simply email your renewal application to the cidb Provincial Office near you.

cidb statuses and meanings

Do you know what the different cidb status means?



Means that the cidb has successfully processed your application and you now have a grade. Your registration is valid, and you are eligible to be awarded government tenders.


Awaiting Activation

Means that the cidb has successfully processed your application and you now have a grade. But, your registration cannot be activated on the cidb website because the funds you paid for grading are insufficient.

What you need to do:
Pay the outstanding balance on your application. Once the outstanding fees are settled you will be activated and your company will be listed on this website, where clients can find you.



Suspended means you are still registered but you cannot trade with government until your suspension is lifted. During this period, your company listing will not be visible or accessible to clients on the cidb website.

You can be suspended because:
  1. Your annual update is outstanding. Please note that annual updates do not apply to Grade 1s.
  2. Your tax Compliance Status is not up-to-date. Or
  3. Your electrical license is no longer valid.

    To help you remember to update these requirements the cidb will also send you a reminder at least three months before the due date.

What you need to do:
  1. Complete the relevant form for annual update and pay the annual fee. You only need to pay annual fees applicable to your highest grade if you are registered in more than one grade. Or,
  2. Supply the cidb with your up-to-date Tax Compliance Status document, issued by SARS. Or
  3. Submit a valid electrical license.



This means that you have not updated your registration in two successive years. Each year the cidb will send you a reminder to submit the relevant form and pay due annual fees. If after two years you have still not updated you will be deregistered.

What you need to do:
Submit a completed annual update form and pay all outstanding annual fees. You can also complete the update and pay online on this website.



The cidb registration is valid for three years, after which the grade lapses or expires.

What you need to do:
Apply for 3-year renewal and attach the necessary documents. These are company registration documents, identity documents of all members, valid Tax Compliance Status document issued by SARS, track record and financial statements.

The cidb has relaxed track record requirements on 3-year renewals to help contractors maintain their grades in this period of economic difficulty. If you haven’t won a project in the last 5 years we won’t penalize you for it, but you still have to submit documentation. More information on these relaxations is available on this website.

Your application for 3-year renewal can be submitted physically at, or you can email it to your nearest cidb provincial office.



When you apply for registration attach all relevant documents to enable the cidb to assess it for grading. The cidb will deem your application non-compliant if it is not supported by all relevant documents. The cidb will send you an SMS notifying you of what is outstanding to make your application compliant.

What you need to do:
Submit the outstanding documents promptly so that the cidb can adequately assess and finalise processing of your application for the grade.


Awaiting cancellation

Where the application is not adequately supported by all the necessary documentation the cidb will give the contractor 60 days to comply. After 60 days the cidb will cancel the application if the missing information is still not received.

What you need to do:
Submit the outstanding documents so that your application can be processed.