Professional Affiliation

(Approval by an Industry regulatory body) ICITP’s accreditation means your institution is not only offering academic qualifications or vendor certifications, but in addition it offers recognised professional qualifications recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).  

Your Institution can obtain Professional Accreditation

This refers to a learning institution acquiring professional recognition to deliver professional certifications offered by ICITP. A learning institution needs to acquire various forms of accreditation to ensure that they are delivering quality & recognised qualifications to the public. An institution, depending on the level it wishes to deliver training (primary, secondary, tertiary) will need to acquire accreditation from the relevant Quality Council whether these offerings are locally recognised qualifications or international OEM or vendor certifications.

For example in the Republic of South Africa academic & professional qualifications are registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) with various levels. To offer Academic qualifications from NQF Level 1-4 an institution or training provider would need to acquire accreditation from Umalusi &/or the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) or from a relevant Sector Educational Training Authority (SETA)

To offer Academic qualifications from NQF Level 5-10 an institution or training provider would need to acquire accreditation from the Council of Higher Education (CHE) &/or the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO)

To offer OEM or Vendor certifications accreditation would be acquired from the responsible stakeholder (e.g.) SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, CompTIA, Huawei, Amazon, Asus, Cisco, Hewlett Packard (etc.) To offer Professional Qualifications/Designations/Certifications, accreditation or training licenses would be acquired from the respective professional bodies e.g. the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP), the Health Practitioners Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the Financial Planning Institute (FPI), the South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) (etc.)

Your institution can now acquire professional accreditation to offer professional programs This means your institution can now acquire accreditation not only to offer academic qualifications but also for professional qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Accreditation Process

for professional accreditation of your institution

Application Submission

Involves completing a Training Provider Application Form along with required organisational documents and other supporting documents as per the application form. An applicant will get confirmation of receipt and will receive site-inspection-guidelines, to be useful for step 4 (four) Submitting to marketing@icitp.org.za

Accreditation Fee Invoice & Payment

Upon making a application submission, an applicant will receive an annual accreditation fee invoice. Payment must be made to continue the process. Proof of payment must be submitted to marketing@icitp.org.za

Site Visit

Upon confirmation of payment, an applicant is expected to indicate a site-visit to applicants premises. Site inspection will be conducted according to the provided site-inspection-guidelines provided when application submission is made in Step 1 (one) A site visit will be conducted and a report of the Site visit will be submitted by ICITP.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

A successful submission means ICITP’s quality assurance has found the (i) application submission documentation (ii) and site visit report satisfactory. ICITP will offer remedies for unsuccessful application. An applicant will receive a Service Level Agreement (SLA). If the applicant is happy with terms and has signed, this concludes the Accreditation process. The signed SLA must be submitted to marketing@icitp.org.za

Awarding of Accreditation Certificate

ICITP will deliver an applicants accreditation certificate. The certificate will indicate what an applicant is successfully accredited to offer. ICITP and the newly accredited provider will be expected to immediately implement their obligations as per the service level agreement (SLA). marketing@icitp.org.za

ITCP (SA) Benefits

of professional accreditation for your institution

Professional Affiliation

(Approval by an Industry regulatory body) Acquiring ICITP’s accreditation means your institution is not only offering academic qualifications, but in addition it offers recognised professional qualifications. This means your Institution has been verified and approved by an industry body. Your Institution will be officially accredited to offer training & mentorship for ICITP’s registered professional designation/qualifications. These designations are recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).  

Networking Opportunities

ICITP® offers both free or discounted networking and professional development events that you can attend, which will be useful for making new contacts and learning more about what’s happening in the sector. Seminars, expos and conferences also offer excellent networking and research opportunities with other industry practitioners and ICITP® members at all levels of management. If you wish to raise your profile you can volunteer to join committees and help organise events.

Sourcing candidates from ICITP’s membership

Your Institution or Organisation may source candidates from our quality assured, independently verified & certified members from various areas of specialisation in Information Technology (IT)  

Information & Advice

ICITP® offers access to industry news, surveys, reports, updates, news letters, career information, jobs, and details of events.

Professional Certification Benefits

ICITP will become a certifying partner of your Institution student/learners/candidates upon completion of any learning taking place at your Institution.  

Pivotal Grants for Professional Learning Programme (PLP)

If your Institution is (i) accredited by MICT SETA & (ii) is partnered with a Skills Development (SD) Levy paying Employer/Company can access to MICT SETA’s Pivotal Grants for Professional Learning Programme by ICITP. Your Institution will be able to access grants from MICT SETA to conduct a professional learning programme for an Employer’s/Company’s existing employees, a learning programme that leads to a recognised professional designation by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The professional learning programme will be included in an Employer’s/Company’s Work Skills Plan (WSP) submission to MICT SETA to essentially access its Skills Development Funds to develop its own employees to become professionalised.

Endorsement of Existing Qualifications

This means programs at your Institution will be endorsed by the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals, and lead to ICITP’s various professional designation.  This means your Institution candidates will have access to ICITP’s professional certification upon completion of your existing qualifications/certifications offered at your Institution.

Marketing Opportunities

ICITP® offers an opportunity for members to expose their work, products, services or portfolios, through various channels such as its social platforms, membership database and publications. So if you are working on something you may find other like minded professionals to collaborate with or find clients interested in your products or services.

Professional Membership

Learners/Candidates at your Institution will have access to ICITP’s various membership categories, such as Student Member, Associate Member, Ordinary Member, Professional Member or Fellow Member and are entitled to benefits assigned to these membership categories.

Continuing Professional Development (CP) Activities

(Life-Long-Learning Partner) As an accredited CPD Provider, This means your Institution may offer additional programs, for previous learners, external IT practitioners and the general public in the form of events, program, summit, seminar, workshop, webinar (etc.) These programs will be endorsed to yield CPD points & an authentic CPD credential from ICITP in form of a certificate, this value add & evidence has multiple purposes whether an individual holds professional membership or as an individual for personal development or career/workplace advancement.

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