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Success in today's fast-paced staffing industry is reliant on individuals specialising and remaining relevant to their clients and candidates. APSO understands the importance of professionalising the industry and providing recruiters with the opportunity to develop their skills, improve their personal qualifications, and to maintain the currency of their knowledge.

APSO is honoured to have been recognised as the professional body for the staffing industry and to have had the unique professional designations for the industry registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in September 2013.
Individuals working in the industry can now dedicate themselves to a sector-specific career pathway to be recognised as one of three professional designations:

Entry Level
Individual Staffing Practitioner (ISP)
Mid Level
Individual Staffing Professional (ISPr)
Senior Level
Individual Staffing Master (ISM)

Professional development will not only assist you in becoming a better, more successful recruiter, but it will also help to differentiate you in the marketplace.

Professional recognition in the staffing industry requires that the individual has specific experience working in recruitment, staffing or having had direct recruitment experieince working within HR in a corporate environment. Specific experience requirements are stipulated per designation. For more detail on the various designations, simply click here

All professionals are required to sign committment to, and work in accordance with, our Code of Ethics and Codes of Best Practice. This ensures that you provide your clients and candidates with services that meets at least the minimum standards that are not only legally compliant but globally benchmarked. To view the Code, please click here

As a professional you will become an individual member of APSO and will be entitled to access the various products and services available to members. These will assist you in developing yourself and increasing your success in the highly competitive recruitment and staffing industry. Membership fees are payable annually and vary depending on the designation level. For more information on the fees, please click here

Achieving your professional designation is just the first step in this exciting journey. Maintaining your professional status requires your commitment to learning through the formal process of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD refers to the various learning opportunities - formal and informal - that ensure that a professional is able to maintain the currency of their knowledge and deliver service that is not only compliant but also of exceptional quality. For more information on CPD and how this works, click here

Ready to begin your journey to professionalism? It's as simple as:

1. Click on the designation (below) you'd like to apply for. Complete the online application form and provide the relevant documentation and pay the assessment fee so that you can be assessed against the designation awarding criteria.

2. Once you've been assessed, signed your commitment to work in accordance with the APSO Code of Ethics, and paid your membership fee you'll be awarded your designation, feel free to add it to your business card and email signature and proudly tell your clients, colleagues and candidates about your new professional status.

3. Maintain your professional designation by ensuring strict adherence to the APSO Code of Ethics and improving your currency of knowledge by achieving the required CPD points in each annual cycle.

If you are interested in finding out how to apply, please complete the form (below) and we will keep you posted:



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Requirements, designations and CPD information
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Professional Body Road Show Slides PDF (1.53 MB)  more ] Administration 2014/03/25
Ready to Commit to Staffing brochure PDF (860.23 KB)  more ] Administration 2014/03/25
APSO CPD Procedure PDF (112.45 KB) Administration 2013/12/04
CPD guidelines and points matrix DOCX (14.85 KB) Administration 2013/06/11
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