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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy(RPL) 

RPL is a process through which non-formal learning and informal learning are measured, mediated for recognition across different contexts, and certified against the requirements for credit, access, inclusion or advancement in the formal education and training system, or workplace. Learning which has taken place prior to admission to a Professional body or as a requirement towards registration.

The SABPP acknowledges that Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an international practice that gives currency and recognition to a person’s previous learning, regardless of how and where that learning was acquired. It allows skills and knowledge acquired outside of formal educational institutions to be formally recognised.

For more information on RPL please read the policy below and complete the application form 

The Application Process

1. Application 

• Application form
• Department Organogram
• Detailed CV
• HR Related Program/Certificate
• Proof of payment
2. Evaluation 

  • Verification (interviews, reference checks, brief career summary)
  • Reviews of detailed CV, organogram and number of years of experience 

3. Board Exam

  • Board exam level one for  HR Associate (HRA)and HR Professional (HRP) level
  • Board exam level two for Chartered HR Professional (CHRP ) and Master HR Professional (MHRP)
  •  Automatic default level until passed board exam level one .
  • Attendance of HR Standards and Ethics Training within 12 months

4. Final Feedback 
  • Final feedback sent (Approved/Recommended for lower level or higher level)