Board Exams 2019

In an effort to maintain the credibility of the SABPP professional registration and hold it at the same level of respect as CA by SAICA, we hereby announce the development and implementation of Board exams effective 2019. The market will appreciate and understand that SABPP registration is not just handed on a silver platter. The proposed exams particularly Level 1 will force universities to do the right thing i.e. getting SABPP accreditation and continually maintain it A balance will be struck between easy access to registration and market perception that SABPP registration requires high calibre of competence In essence no one will be turned down from registration because of being unsuccessful from Board Exams. However, individuals might end up being registered at a lower level than applied for until the board exams requirements are adequately met. Remedial actions will also be put in place to assist the candidates in preparing for the exams.

Details about the Exams:

There will be two levels of the exams i.e. - Level 1 and 2 both affecting new members and to some extent members upgrading to a higher level

Level 1

Will be written by new members in the following levels HRA, HRP, CHRP and MHRP i.e. all levels qualifying to be Commissioner of oaths. It will be an online short answer/ or multiple choice based. Focus will be HR standards, professionalism and general ethics. Level 1 Exemption Applicants coming from SABPP accredited universities will be exempted from writing this exam

Level 2

Will be written by applicants being considered for CHRP and MHRP only. This will be structured based questions. Exam will be attempted in not more than an hour in a controlled environment. Level 2 Exemption There will be no exemption from this exam

Marking of the exams

Level 1 will be computer marked. Level 2 will be marked by selected experts and moderated by SABPP.

Cost of the exams

There will be no additional cost paid by prospective members. The cost of registration shall be deemed to cover the examination. However, should a member fail on the first attempt, they will be required to pay an administration fee of R250 before they are allowed to attempt the exam again.

Selected FAQs Practical Examples

1. New Member applies for HRP having graduated from an accredited university No Exam will be written Reason: Level 1: Exemption since university is accredited : Level 2: not required for HRT, HRA and HRP
2. New member applies for HRT from an unaccredited university No Exam will be written Reason: Level 1: Not required for HRT : Level 2: not required for HRT, HRA and HRP
3. New Member applies for CHRP having graduated from an unaccredited university Both Level 1 and 2 Exams to be written Reason: Level 1: University not accredited : Level 2: required for CHRP and MHRP
4. Current Member applies for upgrade from HRP to CHRP Only Level 2 Exam to be written Reason: Level 1: Existing members do not write this exam : Level 2: required for upgrading to CHRP and MHRP
5. Current Member applies for upgrade from HRA to HRP No Exam will be written Reason: Level 1: Existing members do not write this exam : Level 2: not required for HRT, HRA and HRP upgrades
6. Current Member applies for upgrade from HRT to HRA Only Level 1 exam will be written Reason: Level 1: HRT have to write this exam when upgrading : Level 2: not required for HRT, HRA and HRP upgrades
7. Level 1 exam must be passed before registration otherwise the prospective member will be registered at HRT level
8. Level 2 exam will not stop registration but will restrict registration or upgrade to HRT, HRA and HRP
9. HRT is a default registration level for anyone who meets the minimum requirements without writing any exams

*Contact the SABPP office for clarity.