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Professional Career Certificates Program

HRDF bears compensating the beneficiaries for the training costs and the tests fees only after gaining the professional certificate and according to the following steps:

  1. Creating an account in the training and employment system to submit the claims.
  2. Signing an electronic acknowledgement signifies the approval on verifying the authenticity of the certificate by (HRDF) or whoever authorized by the (HRDF), in addition to an acknowledgment by the entity (to which the beneficiary works for) that it has not paid any costs
  3. Submitting the claim, enclosed by the certificate gained by the beneficiary, via the system.
  4. Transferring the certificate’s costs directly to the individuals’ account via the IBAN to his/her bank account.
  1. Any Saudi citizen, whether working for the government sector, the private sector, or a job seeker, has the right to gain a professional career certificate.
  2. The certificate must be approved and registered in the (HRDF) website and it should have been gained after the program launching date.
  3. The applicant should admit that the entity which he/she works for has not paid the costs of the certificate.
  4. The HRDF pays the costs subsidy of only two certificates as maximum per capita.
  5. The certificate gained by the applicant should be valid and unexpired.

Certified Marketing Management Professional (CMMP)

It is an accredited certificate in the field of marketing, internationally recognized, equips its holders with the professional specialized in-depth knowledge in the marketing field, in addition to providing them with the required capacities.

It is awarded by the International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP).

Certificate of IT Skills (CIT)

It is an IT certificate approved by a local authority which also receives international recognition from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It proves that certificate holder is qualified for using basic computer skills. For more information, please visit the official website for the CIT.
Optional training centres:
National Company for Training and Education Technologies

Website: (http://tetec.com.sa/en)

Accredited real estate valuer

The certificate receives a global recognition from the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC). It allows those who pass its exams to pursue career in real estate valuation given its importance to protect national savings and monetary assets.
Certificate Conditions:
1. The candidate should have a minimum of 2,000 hours as experience in the real estate sector that is registered with the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem).
2. Passing the interview.
3.     Completing courses approved by Taqeem.
Optional training centres:
Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem).
Website: (http://taqeem.gov.sa)

Accredited business valuer

The certificate is approved by the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem). It allows those who pass its exams to pursue career in business valuation that focuses on measuring market value of enterprises, ownership interests, equities and other equivalents.
Certificate Conditions:
1. The candidate should have a minimum of 1,500 hours as experience in the business valuation sector that is registered with the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem). He should earn the experience within five years before requesting the membership.
2. Completing courses approved by Taqeem.
Optional training centres:
Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem).
Website: (http://taqeem.gov.sa)

Accredited vehicle damage valuer

It is an accredited certificate issued by the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem). It allows those who pass its exams to pursue career in vehicle damage valuation that focuses on estimating vehicle damage after accidents.
Certificate Conditions:
1. The candidate should have a minimum of 1,000 hours as experience in the vehicle damage sector that is registered with the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem).
2. Passing the interview.
3. Completing courses approved by Taqeem.
Optional training centres:
Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem).
Website: (http://taqeem.gov.sa)

The Certificate of Internal Auditor (CIA)

Accounting certificate designed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in USA. This Institute is considered the world’s most pioneering entity in empowering the professionals in the field of the internal auditing to be highly distinguished in their performance.
The Certificate’s Conditions and Requirements:
1. A university qualification in the same field.
2. Work experience not less than two years in the field of the internal auditing or in other related field external audit, quality assurance, internal control... etc.) bearing in mind that the master degree equals one year experience in this field.
3. Successfully Passing the test.
Recommended Centers to Provide Training: Saudi Society for Internal Auditors

00966112076499
http://www.iia.org.sa

Saudi Experts Co. for Training and Development

966114644865+
http://www.leoron.com/sa

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)


A certificate awarded by Cisco to those who are network- literate. It proves that this certificate holder is conversant in installation, preparation, operation and maintenance of medium-sized routers and switches, in addition to installing and furnishing the remote areas connections or in the Wide Area Network (WAN).
The Certificate’s Conditions and Requirements:

1. Work experience in the same field along with the knowledge in the field’s specialized skills.
2. Successfully passing the test.
Recommended Centers to Provide Training:
Alfaisal International Academy for Training

Men’s Section: (00966114552444)

Ladies’ Section: (00966112759593)

http://www.alfac.edu.sa

General Science Training Institute

920006930

966598911271

www.gsti.co

SOCPA Membership Certificate


It is a certificate to measure the competence of the individuals interested in gaining the SOCPA Membership regarding the theoretical knowledge and the ability to apply such knowledge skillfully, and to what extent those individuals are aware of the professional responsibilities and conduct that the chartered account should be characterized by. The Certificate’s Conditions and Requirements:

1. Applicants for the exam graduated (in departments other than accounting) at university, should first meet the requirements set by the board of examiners.
2. Passing successfully the tests of the training courses such as (accounting, audit, Zakat & taxation, Jurisprudence and the regulations).
Recommended Centers to Provide Training:

Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants-SOCPA

00966114028555
http://www.socpa.org.sa/Homepage

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - 3rd Level (foundation) (CIPD):

A certificate in the human resources field awarded by Chartered Institute known as the Human Resources management in UK.

The Certificate’s Conditions and Requirements:
1. Good command of English
2. An experience in the human resources field.
3. Successfully passing the units required to gain the certificate.
4. Attending every training day, since the absence of only one day might require repeating the whole week.
Recommended Centers to Provide Training:

B.A.E Systems for Development & Training
Phone: 0115119132
Prime Human Resources Solutions
Phone: 920009505
Alfaisal International Academy for Training
Phone (Men): 0114552444
Phone: (Ladies): 0112759593
Website: http://www.alfac.edu.sa

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - 5th Level (CIPD):

A certificate in the human resources field awarded by Chartered Institute known as the Human Resources management in UK.

The Certificate’s Conditions and Requirements:

1. Good command of English
2. An experience in the human resources field.
3. Successfully passing the units required to gain the certificate.
4. Attending every training day, since the absence of only one day might require repeating the whole week.
Recommended Centers to Provide Training:

B.A.E Systems for Development & Training
+966 115119132
Prime Human Resources Solutions
920009505

Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate (MOS)

It is the internationally leading certificate of information technology, and it proves that this certificate holder has the knowledge, skill and ability to use Microsoft office programs, and enables him/her to benefit from all the available advantages.


The Certificate’s Conditions and Requirements:
1. Work experience in the same field along with the knowledge in the field’s specialized skills.
2. Successfully passing the test.
Recommended Centers to Provide Training:

New Horizon Institute - AL-Khaleej Training &Education Co.
0096614160123
0096614160123
0096614929702

http://www.alkhaleej.com.sa

Microsoft Certified Professional Certification (MCP)

This certificate proves that its holder is highly professional regarding any Microsoft product except for the preparatory training courses of the advanced technical certificates and it is also considered one of the most leading certificates offered by Microsoft.

The Certificate’s Conditions and Requirements:

Successfully passing only one of the current exams for any of Microsoft products which measure any skill of the applicant‘s professionalism t and technical skill.
Recommended Centers to Provide Training:

New Horizon Institute - AL-Khaleej Training &Education Co.
0096614160123
0096614160123
0096614929702

http://www.alkhaleej.com.sa

Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)

It is awarded by the Project Management Institute, and it is considered the most internationally recognized certificate for those who are concerned with the projects management. Holders of this certificate have the good knowledge and skills required for any project‘s success.

The Certificate’s Conditions and Requirements:

- Secondary School Certificate Holder:
1. Completion of 60 months (7500 hours experience in the field of projects management).
2. Completion of 35 hours in learning project management.


- Bachelor Degree Holder:
1. Completion of 36 months (4500hours of experience in the field of the project management)
2. Completion of 35 hours in learning project management.
Recommended Centers to Provide Training:
Dar Alruaa Training
920022289
http://www.alruaa.com

Bakkah Inc
920003928
https://www.bakkah.net.sa

Saudi Experts Co. for Training and Development
+966114644865
http://www.leoron.com/sa

SAC for Training
920001146
+966500223677
http://www.sactr.net/sac

Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)

It is one of the highest professional certificates in the human resources management field, internationally recognized and it equips its holders with the professional specialized in-depth knowledge in this field in addition to providing them with the capabilities and abilities required for filling high posts in the enterprises which they work for.

The Certificate’s Conditions and Requirements:

1- Practical work experience in the field of the human resources, without stipulating a certain specific job title instead what is only required is practicing tasks related to the human resources field.
2- Practical experience in this field of not less than 1000 hours.
Recommended Centers to Provide Training:

Morgan International

00966114501682
00966126306550
https://www.morganintl.com

What is the Professional Certification Support Program?

It is a program provided by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to encourage and motivate the national workforce, business organizations and job seekers to obtain professional certificates to develop their skills and expertise in the specialized fields required in the labor market.

What is the benefit of a professional certificate?

A professional certificate is an approved means of indicating the level of the individual and his/her professional skills in the labor market, in order to make decisions of selection, recruitment, promotion and career future development, in addition to developing his/her skills and expertise in the specialized fields required in the labor market.

Can anyone get compensation for earning a professional certificate?

Compensation will be provided to any Saudi citizen who is keen to develop his/her skills and who has a professional certificate, whether employed by the government or private sector or job seeker, after the date of launching the program according to the approved certificate list.

What are the conditions for obtaining compensation for costs of earning professional certification?

  1. The compensation eligible person must be a Saudi citizen, whether employed in the public or private sector or a job seeker.
  2. The certificate must be approved and registered on HRDF's website and shall be obtained after the date of launching the program.
  3. The applicant shall certify that his/her employer has not paid the costs of the certificate obtained.
  4. The maximum number of certificates that can be supported by HRDF is only two.
  5. The certificate obtained by the applicant must be valid and not expired.
  6. Registration in the Professional Certificate Support Program does not affect the individual's eligibility to benefit from other HRDF's programs

How many certificates which their costs will be paid to the beneficiary?

The maximum number of certificates that can be supported by HRDF is only two, with the exception of certificates that contain sub-certificates and considered as requirements of the main certificate, such as the fellowship certificate of the Saudi Organization of Certified Public Accountants certification, the individual will be compensated upon completion of one of the branches of the fellowship certificate: Accounting, Auditing, Zakat and Taxation, Jurisprudence and Law) which is considered as only one certificate.

How is the beneficiary compensated?

HRDF compensates the beneficiary financially through depositing the costs directly into his or her account through the IBAN number listed on the Employment and Training System (ETS) registration page.

How long does it take me to get the compensation?

45 working days as maximum from the date of submitting the certificate to the Employment and Training System (ETS).

Shall the costs of any professional certification be compensated?

Compensation shall be made if the beneficiary has obtained one of the certificates approved by HRDF and the obtainment of that certificate must be after the date of launching the program (May 2016).

Do I get paid for a professional certificate that I have obtained earlier?

The beneficiary will only be compensated for the certificates obtained after the program launch date (May 2016).

Does registration in the Professional Certificate Support Program affect my eligibility to benefit from HRDF's other programs?

No, registration in the Professional Certification Support Program does not affect an individual's eligibility to benefit from HRDF's other programs.

Shall I be compensated in the event of obtaining a professional certificate without a training certificate?

Yes, compensation is made for professional certification without requiring prior training.

What are the certificates approved by HRDF?

You can learn about the latest approved certifications by:

  1. Visiting the program page on the HRDF portal.
  2. Visiting the Professional Certificate Support page in the Employment and Training System (ETS).

Is the approved certificate list fixed or changeable?

 The list is subject to change in the future depending on the needs of the labor market.

Does the previously registered ETS customer need to register again to request a compensation for a certificate that he/she obtained?

Yes, the customer needs to be registered again, and its previous data will not change except the IBAN, where the previously entered number will be updated if the new number is different.

Illustrative Example:

If the previously entered IBAN number is pertaining to Al Rajhi Bank and another number pertaining to Samba Bank has been entered upon registration in the Certificate Support Program, the old number will be updated to the new one.

 

I have earned a professional certificate and I am already registered in ETS system as " willing to get a certificate". Shall I register again?

No, you just need to access your system account, and you'll see the procedures for completing the certificate's cost compensation form.

I have obtained (SOCPA Membership Certificate) and I want to be compensated for its cost. Where can I apply? Can I apply for the fellowship certificate or the sub-certificates?

If you are a fellowship holder and wish you to receive compensation, you can apply for a fellowship certificate and upload the certificate as a proof.

But if you wish to receive partial compensation after successfully passing one of the fellowship's subjects, then the compensation shall not be paid because it is paid only for the fellowship certificate.

How can I get compensation for the costs of a professional certification?

You can register in ETS as a " willing to obtain a Certificate" and you can also go directly to the certificate awarding body's website and then register in ETS system as a "Certificate Holder".

Where are the obtained professional certificates uploaded or submitted?

From within the program page in ETS system and then choose the certificate obtained.

Are there any requirements to validate the certificate?

Yes, there is a written acknowledgement form for approval of the verification requested from the verification body, and it shall be attached with the certificate at the time of upload.

Can I register in the program before I get a professional certificate?

Yes, the beneficiary can register whether he/she wishes to obtain a professional certificate, or holds one and wants to be compensated for its costs.

What is the purpose of registering beneficiaries who are willing to obtain a professional certificate?

A person wishing to obtain a certificate registers to have the opportunity to know which certificates' costs he/she will be compensated for and the location.

A period of 18 months will be granted from the date of his/her registration for the professional certificate; after the period elapses the system will automatically cancel his/her request and he/she must be re-registered again.

After I have enrolled in the program and chosen the certificate I would like to obtain, I received a reminder that I did not get the certificate even though I was in the training stage to sit for the certification test?

Sending the reminder within 18 months after the registration is an automatic process, and will stop after uploading the certificate on the registration website.

What if the cost of the certificate is higher than that determined by HRDF?

Compensation is at a fixed cost for each professional certificate.

Regarding the cost of the training certificate, the beneficiary will be compensated with the same amount paid by him/her on condition that it shouldn't exceed the amount determined by HRDF, provided that the payment receipt is attached.

Illustrative Example:

If the value of the training certificate paid by the applicant is SR 2000, and the maximum value of the compensation is SR 3000 = the compensation given to the applicant shall be SR2000.

Another Illustrative example:

If the value of the training certificate paid by the applicant is SR 5000, and the maximum value of the compensation is SR3000 = the compensation for the applicant will be SR 3, 000.

With the exception to (SOCPA Membership Certificate), where the holder of this certificate will be compensated with a fixed value upon the completion of each course or comprehensive compensation for successfully passing all courses.

Does benefiting from this program affect the eligibility of the beneficiary to benefit from the other support programs?

Benefitting from this program does not affect the eligibility of the beneficiary to benefit from other support programs provided by HRDF.

Is there any procedure to stop messages?

You can access the Employment and Training System (ETS) and cancel your registration as "Willing to get a certificate". Once you obtain the certificate, you can register again as a "Certificate Holder".

I can't upload the certificate on the system!

Please make sure that the size of the certificate does not exceed 2 MB, and when you face any other problem while you are sure that all the conditions are met, please contact the representatives of the Call Center for customer service (920020301).

How can I submit an objection if the professional certificate support's request is rejected?

You can object to the support result by clicking the objection button at the bottom of the request, then the objection will be considered and if the objection is correct, then your request will be approved.

How many grace periods would be given to me to correct my application if my support request is rejected?

  1. When the application is rejected by the first review team, the applicant is given 90 days to correct the application or the application is canceled automatically.
  2. Upon rejection of the request by the verification authority, the applicant will be given 30 days to correct the application or the application will be canceled automatically.

What is the difference between the application status (Application Rejected) and (Application Rejected and Closed) that appear on ETS certification support request page?

  • The first case appears when the customer requests support for his certificate, but for some reason the request is rejected; the reason for this and the required steps are explained to the client.

Illustrative Example:

 (Rejection of the request for lack of information, please complete it to appeal your application).

  • The second case appears when the application is completely closed because it is not adjustable.

Illustrative Example:

 (The application was completely rejected because the certificate was forged).

How long is the allowed grace period to modify my rejected request?

If the reviewer requests modification, the applicant will be given 90 days to modify the request.

If the verification entity rejects the application and requests modification, the applicant will be given 30 days to modify the request.

In both cases, if the applicant exceeds the deadline, the request will be automatically deleted.

I would like to challenge the result of a rejected and closed request!

If the client has verified that the reason for the rejection is incorrect, he/she may challenge the decision by submitting a ticket to the Customer Service Center.

What if challenging required attaching additional documents?

  1. If you are challenging the result of a support request, the ticket shall be submitted on the same request page.
  2. If you are challenging the outcome of a previous challenging ticket, the ticket shall be submitted to the Customer Service Center, and if any additional documents are needed, they should be sent the program e-mail (Prof.certificate @ hrdf.org.sa) 

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