How To Become An Accredited Dstv Installer

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Want to become an Accredited Dstv Installer?

Here's the definitive guide to applying for accreditation. You will receive necessary training to qualify.

Become Accredited Dstv Installer: Everything You Need To Know

So, you want to know how to start a Multichoice Dstv installer business to make extra income with a side hustle.

Then you'll love this guide.

But first, let's discuss what it means to become an accredited Dstv installer.

What is an Accredited Dstv Installer?

An accredited Dstv installer is a person or business contracted by Multichoice to provide installation services to customers.

You're a service provider for MultiChoice.

You will be legally tied by SLA contracts for a strong relationship with Multichoice Dstv. Your business will operate in designated areas of your choice - provincial or municipal.

Important notice: Multichoice will no longer issue new accreditations in Gauteng because the area has been identified as a saturated region.

You will get the necessary training and approval to be an accredited installer.

Once your business is active, you would expand your business by employing more people in your team.

Your employees will be referred to as "Qualified Dstv Installers".

The two terms are widely confused with each other. A qualified installer is an employee or owner of an accredited installer.

Hope that makes sense and clears the air for you.

What you'll need to apply

To qualify, you must be willing to operate the business in certain areas.

Download the application form to become an accredited Dstv installer.

Complete the form with your details. Ensure all items have been filled as this might delay the process. Once completed, email the application to [email protected] and a consultant will contact you.


You're becoming a service provider for MultiChoice that offers various installation services to Dstv customers.

It's compulsory to become a vendor registered with MultiChoice. This will allow you to receive payment for the services rendered. Find out more about the vendor registration process on

After that, you will be required to brand your vehicle. Branding must comply with the MultiChoice corporate identity. You must hire at least one person who has completed the MultiChoice Level 1 Basic training.

These installer training courses will prepare you with theoretical knowledge and empower you with practical skills.

Your business must have its own equipment and tools to render installation services.

You need to complete a minimum of 5 Dstv installations to become accredited.

So, how much does it cost to install a Dstv dish in South Africa?

Dstv Installation price

Dstv installation doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

It'll cost you around R599.00 for a basic compact decoder installation and about R1999.00 for Dstv Explora.

Retail stores often offer free installation when you the decoder with them.

Be careful of criminals that charge a ridiculous amount for installation.