The SSC advises the JSE regarding the granting of reciprocity to Professional Bodies in order for their members to submit technical reports (CPRs, QRE reports, valuation reports, etc.) to the JSE in compliance with the JSE listing requirements. The professional bodies so recognised are termed Recognised Professional Organisations (RPOs).

International criteria for RPOs typically require that the organisation:

  • Be a self-regulatory organisation covering professionals in the mining and/or exploration industry;
  • Admit members primarily based on their academic qualifications and experience;
  • Require compliance with the professional standards of competence and ethics established by the organisation; and
  • Be able to discipline members and have the power to suspend or expel a member

Notwithstanding, the JSE reserves the right, in conjunction with the SSC, to include additional criteria (for example (but not limited to), specific categories of membership or fields of practice) or even waive certain criteria for specific organisations or individual members.

List of RPOs Currently (January 2022) Recognised by the SSC

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • American Institute of Professional Geologists
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
  • Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
  • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Australian Institute of Geoscientists
  • Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists
  • Colombian Commission of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (CCRR)
  • Comisión Calificadora de Competencias en Recursos y Reservas Mineras (Chilean Mining Commission or Comisión Minera)
  • Engineers Geoscientists of New Brunswick
  • Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
  • Engineers and Geoscientists Manitoba
  • Engineering Council of South Africa
  • European Federation of Geologists
  • Fennoscandian Association for Metals and Minerals Professionals (FAMMP)
  • Geological Society of London
  • Geological Society of South Africa
  • Iberian Mining Engineers Board (IMEB)
  • Institute of Geologists of Ireland
  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
  • Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa
  • Mining and Metallurgical Society of America
  • Mining Engineers Association of India
  • Northwest Territories Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
  • Ordre des Geologues du Québec
  • Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Professional Geoscientists Ontario
  • Professional Society of Independent Experts of the Subsurface Resources (PONEN)
  • Russian Society of Subsoil Use Experts (OERN)
  • Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions
  • South African Geomatics Council
  • Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy