Frequently Asked Question

Functions of APCON

Section one Act 55 of 1988 which set up APCON state its functions as:

  • Determining who are advertising Practitioners
  • Determining what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become registered as members of the advertising profession and reviewing those standards from time to time
  • Securing in accordance, with the provisions of the Decree, the establishment and maintenance of a register of practitioners and the publication, from time to time, of lists of those persons,
  • Regulating and controlling the practice of advertising in all its aspects and ramifications
  • Conducting examinations in the profession and awarding certificates or diploma to successful candidates and when appropriate and for such purpose, the council shall prescribe fees to be paid in respect thereof
  • Performing the other functions conferred on the council by the Act