How much is a Electrical COC and why SAPAC is your best and only option

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How much is a COC and why SAPAC is your best and only option

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In South Africa, it is a legal necessity to possess an Electrical Certificate of Compliance (COC) when engaging in property transactions such as selling, renting, or making substantial property alterations. The cost of obtaining an Electrical COC typically falls within a specified range dependent on type of electrical contractor you approach. Thus its worthwhile to contact SAPAC. 

Read: How much is a Legal COC

Anything lower should raise eyebrows. And if you found an Electrician via Facebook or on a website. Take note that they may be either working on referral commission or they may be electricians that might not entirely be on par. The onus is on you or to contact SAPAC.

Such websites and social media advertisements may be reported to SAPAC is then therefore the correct option to ensure complete transparency. 

Requirement for Property Transactions:

  • When selling a property, having an Electrical COC is obligatory.
  • Ensuring your family's safety is paramount.
  • Confirming the absence of power leakages is crucial.
  • Renting out your property also mandates an Electrical COC as a legal requirement.

For detailed information on COC certificate costs, you can explore the SAPAC platform or get in touch with SAPAC who can provide you with personalized attention. 

Factors Impacting Electrical COC Prices: Several factors can influence the cost of obtaining an Electrical COC for your property:

  1. Property Size and Complexity: Larger properties with intricate electrical systems often necessitate more time and effort for inspection and testing, resulting in higher COC costs.

  2. Location: The cost of an Electrical COC may vary based on your region due to fluctuating labor rates and electrician travel expenses influenced by local living costs and demand for their services.

  3. Required Repairs or Upgrades: If your property's electrical system doesn't meet safety standards, you may need to make additional repairs or upgrades, which will raise the overall cost of obtaining the Electrical COC.

  4. Property Type: Different types of properties, including residential, commercial, and industrial, may have varying safety requirements and complexities, affecting COC pricing.

Benefits of Obtaining an Electrical COC: Acquiring a Legal Electrical COC offers several advantages:

  1. Legal Compliance: It ensures your property adheres to the requisite safety standards and complies with South African regulations including SANS standards.

  2. Safety: The inspection and testing process identify and address potential electrical hazards, guaranteeing occupant safety and minimizing the risk of electrical incidents or fires.

  3. Increased Property Value: Possessing an Electrical COC can enhance your property's value, making it more appealing to potential buyers or renters.

  4. Insurance Coverage: Insurance companies do demand an Electrical COC to provide coverage for your property, as it serves as proof that your electrical system meets safety standards and is in line with expected standards.

Why Choose a SAPAC Electrician for your COC: Selecting the right professional for your Electrical Compliance Inspection is crucial, and that's why we recommend SAPAC. SAPAC is a resource to ensure consumer protection, and to report scams, websites and social posts that is affecting the construction industry. SAPAC is a recognised legal entity that ensures you have a valid recourse should there be any experienced issues. And to safe guard your interests. 

The Electricians on the SAPAC panel works in line with legislation and have the required experience to handle your query. From new installations such as solar or new addons to your home. SAPAC also has has direct access to the Electrical Inspection Authority including the Department of Labor

  • Qualified and Experienced Professionals: SAPAC electricians possess the necessary aptitude, qualifications and experience to conduct electrical inspections and issue valid and legal COCs, ensuring a thorough and precise assessment of your property.

  • Competitive Pricing: SAPAC Electricians do offer transparent and fair pricing for their services, ensuring you receive the best value for your investment, which is your private property or or commercial property.

  • Swift Service: Opting for a SAPAC electrician guarantees correct legal completion of the inspection and issuance of the Electrical COC for your insurance.

  • Tailored Solutions: SAPAC is linked with various associations and institutes, legal compliance inspectors and have access to a vast resource of handling complaints.  

Acquiring an Electrical COC is a fundamental step in property transactions and ensuring the safety of your electrical system. By collaborating with SAPAC electricians or either electrical engineers you can count on a professional, high-quality inspection, and certification process tailored to your property's unique needs.

Some questions you should asking yourself when choosing someone to perform an Electrical COC.

1. Where did you obtain the information for the "electrician"
2. Will you, yourself be comfortable providing a quality service to someone, with prior knowledge of health, safety and standards and understanding the legal implications of your job and someone (that is you reading this) try and barter for a better price from you. Think about it? Sure there is exceptions.
3. Will you rather utilise a competent and capable person with experience and knowledge on Single or Third Phase electricity that carries the required legal registrations and own insurance to protect you the client?
4. Or will you be happy to utilise a Facebook referral or a website that does not provide a recourse should something happen?
5. Are you happy to utilise any person to enter into your home keeping in mind the current state of affairs with regards to personal safety in South Africa. 

For reliability and your own Safety utilise SAPAC, its a no brainer, personalised and safe! 

Report Websites, SCAMS and Social Media groups.

Read: Information for landlords, estate agents and tenants 
Read: Guide to Electrical Certificate of Compliance

What can I do?

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Here's how to add a SAPAC shortcut to an Android phone's home screen:
  1. Open a browser, like Chrome
  2. Go to
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  4. Select Add to home screen
  5. Enter the name SAPAC for the shortcut
  6. Tap Add 
The shortcut will appear on the home screen
To create a shortcut from a website in Chrome:
  1. Open Chrome
  2. Go to
  3. Click More in the top right
  4. Select Save and Share
  5. Select Create Shortcut
  6. Enter the name for the shortcut - SAPAC
  7. Check the Open as window box if you want the page to open in a separate window
  8. Click Create 

SAPAC Professionals and Contractors is national in all South African provinces.

Further Reading:

- Google, Trust Matters

- Guide to Electrical Certificate of compliance

- Information for Landlords, Estate Agents, and tenants


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