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.

Forms of Accreditation

Professional Training Partner

this means your institution/organisation is accredited to offer training for and that leads to ICITP’s professional designations registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This form of accreditation also means ICITP has endorsed your existing training programmes to lead to its professional designation/certifications. Essentially when candidates complete & pass any endorsed training programme at your institution, candidates are eligible for ICITPs professional designation.

RPL & Certification Partner

this means your institution/organisation is accredited to identify candidates that are eligible and met the requirements to be awarded any of ICITP’s professional qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Your institution/organisation is responsible for administering the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process for candidates with ICITP. ICITP will certify eligible candidates accordingly.


Continuous Development Professional (CPD) Partner

this means your institution/organisation is accredited to provide CPD activities, in the form of conferences, events, seminars, short trainings, workshops, webinars (etc). CPD credentials are multiple purposed, they can be used by members to declare their continuous learning, external members may be used for career development, personal development or workplace advancement. ICITP will award CPD credentials to attendees at a cost.

this means your institution/organisation is accredited to offer PIVOTAL programmes. As an ICITP accredited provider, your institution may curate and register learning programmes for special, scarce & critical skills aligned to ICITP’s professional designation. PIVOTAL is an acronym for Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning programmes leading to qualifications or part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Professional Learning Programmes (PLP) result in professional designations that are registered on the NQF as contemplated in regulation 3(6) & (7) as read with regulation 6(11) to 6(15) of the Skills Development Act.

Overview of Successfully Registration & Completion of a Professional Learning Programme with ICITP®

Professional Learning Programme (PLP)

A PLP Provider is an entity that will register, implement and complete the Professional Learning Programme (PLP).

A provider can be a training provider or an organisation/employer that has a training provider. A Candidate is an individual eligible for a PLP. The candidate will be expected to complete all theoretical training and practical working with the provider.

Accreditation Process

(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 recognized professional qualifications recognized by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).