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Professional Career Certificates Support Program

In order to be eligible for the Professional Certificates Support Program, you must meet all of the criteria listed below:

  • 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.
  • The certificate must be approved and registered in the (HRDF) website and it should have been gained after the certificate is accredited by HRDF in the program.
  • The applicant should admit that the entity which he/she works for has not paid the costs of the certificate.
  • HRDF pays the costs subsidy for only two certificates as maximum for the Individual.
  • The certificate gained by the applicant should be valid and unexpired.

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  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).

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  938 SR                     Training: 5,682

Accredited date: May 2016

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.

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  1,300 SR                     Training: 1,200

Accredited date: May 2016

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.

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  13,000 SR                    

 Accredited date: July 2017

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.

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  18,000 SR     

Accredited date: May 2016               

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.

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  6,000 SR  

Accredited date: July 2017                  

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.

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  4,643 SR                     Training: 3,357

Accredited date: May 2016

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. 

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  1,245 SR                     Training: 6,500 SR

Accredited date: July 2017


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). 

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  20,000 SR    

Accredited date: May 2016


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. 

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  10,000 SR       

Accredited date: May 2016            

 

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. 

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  12,000 SR   

Accredited date: May 2016

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. 

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  460 SR                     Training: 2,990 SR

Accredited date: May 2016


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. 

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  640 SR                     Training: 2,810 SR

Accredited date: May 2016


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.

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  2,100 SR                     Training: 2,000 SR

Accredited date: May 2016

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.

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  1,500 SR                     Training: 3,300 SR

 

Accredited date: May 2016

 

Certified Energy Manager CEM

The Certified Energy Manager is an individual who optimizes the energy performance of a facility, building or industrial plant.  The CEM® is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process and building infrastructure, analyzing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost effective approach.  CEM’s are often team leaders and help to develop and implement their organizations’ energy management strategies.  CEM’s have gained increased recognition within the energy industry and by companies looking to strengthen their competitive position by having a CEM on staff.

Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  6,875 SR

Accredited date: Mar 2019

Certified Energy Auditor CEA

The Certified Energy Auditor is an individual who evaluates and analyzes how energy is being used in a facility, identifies energy conservation opportunities and makes recommendations where consumption can be reduced or optimized. Maximum compensation:

Certificate:  6,175 SR

Accredited date: Mar 2019

 

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional CMVP 

"Specialist of measurement and verification

The Association of Energy Engineers, in collaboration with the EVO, has established a professional program which is used for measurement and verification with the dual aim of identifying the most qualified professionals in this growing field of the energy industry and raising the overall professional level. Standards within the field of measurement and verification"

Certificate:  5,475 SR

Accredited date: Mar 2019

 

CILT International Introductory Certificate in Logistics and Transport

International Introductory certificate in Logistics & Transport aims to build the required skills and the capacity for those intend to start their career in logistics & Supply Chain business also the new graduates so they can be familiar with the best world class practices in the logistics activities

Certificate:  8,750 SR

 

Accredited date: Mar 2019

 

CILT International Certificate in Logistics and Transport

International certificate in Logistics & Transport aims to enhance the capabilities and skills of those are currently working in the field of logistics & supply chain though link the logistics with the business theories and applications

Certificate:  8,400 SR

Accredited date: Mar 2019

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 seekerafter the certificate is accredited by HRDF in the program.

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 certificate is accredited by HRDF in 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.

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 Taqat.

How long does it take me to get the compensation?

Approval process goes through stages of verification and the reimbursement amount is paid once that completed.

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 certificate is accredited by HRDF in the program.

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 certificate is accredited by HRDF in the program.

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 Taqat.

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.

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.

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 Taqat and raise a reimbursement request.

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.

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.

How can I submit complaint if the professional certificate reimbursement request is rejected?

you can raise complaint by a accessing the request page and click on the complaint button at the and of at the request

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) 

what is the period would be given to me to correct my application if my request is returned?

Once request is returned to the applicant, applicant will have 30 days to correct/ provide additional documents, otherwise the request will be closed.

I can't upload the certificate on the system?

Please make sure that the size of the certificate does not exceed 5 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).