Professional Certification Programme is designed to provide professional certification for practising HR Professionals and training for polytechnic and university graduates who desire to practise HR in organizations. The HR function has changed dramatically and has expanded beyond its previous focus on operational and administrative activities. In modern organizations, the HR practitioner is expected to add value to the business by designing and aligning HR strategies, systems, and policies with business goals and strategies. Value addition HR practice requires the possession of professional HR knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes which come only with professional training.
It is against this background that the Professional Certification Programme (PCP), a four-level programme, was designed and launched in September 2002.
Minimum entry requirements for the PCP is an HND or First Degree in any discipline from a recognized tertiary Institution. Students who successfully complete the four levels are awarded the designation Chartered Human Resource Practitioner.
Prospective students who have done courses that the Institute runs at levels 1 and 2 in the pursuit of their Bachelor or Master degree(s) have the opportunity to apply for subject exemptions during the admission process.
Exemptions are granted based on the courses that are displayed on a prospective student’s academic transcript.