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).  

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.

Your Institution can obtain Professional
qualifications recognized by SAQA

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 & recognized 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 recognized 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)

 

Accreditation

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)