Professional Accreditation:
Becoming an Accredited Partner with ICITP®

A learning/training provider needs to acquire various forms of accreditation to ensure that they are delivering quality & recognised qualifications to the public. Depending on the level and the type of training, (primary, secondary, tertiary), a learning provider needs to acquire accreditation from the relevant quality council, e.g., QCTO, MICT SETA, UMALUSI, DHET, DBE, or a professional body. To deliver training for professional designations a learning provider must seek accreditation from the respective professional body.

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Forms of Professional 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.

PIVOTAL | Professional Learning Programmes (PLP)

As an ICITP accredited partner, your institution may register further to provide candidacy or professional learning programmes (PLP) 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.

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