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Notification on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Monday, 26 August 2019  
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Notification on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


On 19 August 2019, the RPL Sub- Committee considered all applications received based on the current policy and the guidelines in force.

SACAP has received 298 applications since online application process opened in 2017.

At the conclusion of the meeting, there were three outcomes:

  1. Applicants who met all the requirements will proceed to the next phase of interviews;
  2. Applicants who did not meet all the requirements, will be given an opportunity to resubmit their applications within a specified time period; and
  3. Applicants who did not register on the RPL online portal to complete phase 1, will be given an opportunity to register on the portal and create their passwords.


All applicants will be informed of the way forward about their individual applications shortly with defined deadlines and Registered Professionals are encouraged to meet the deadlines.

Currently, the RPL has not achieved its intended purpose. Going forward, policy and procedures will be reviewed with new criteria and categories in order to make the application process more considerate and accessible to historically disadvantaged registered professionals with the requisite experience to apply.