AFFILIATION OF INSTITUTIONS
CATEGORIES OF INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION TO ACRP
Training provider affiliation
There are two categories of training provider affiliation:
Accredited Training Providers
These are training providers presenting Christian ministry training and are accredited with one or more of the statutory accreditation authorities in the country (SAQA, QCTO, CHE), or if with an international accreditation authority where the qualification has been sanctioned by SAQA.
Non-accredited Training Provider
These providers present informal Christian ministry training, but are not accredited with one of the statutory accreditation authorities in South Africa. ACRP allows provider affiliation to such providers based on evaluation that confirms the value of their training for informal learning purposes. It is recognised that these courses are merely ad hoc courses for persons who do not want to pursue a training path or training career - the courses are not accredited, and do not articulate into any formal qualifications.
Church, church network, ministry or faith based organisation affiliation
This category consists of institutions that further or support Christian ministry and the objectives of the Kingdom of God, and who support the professionalisation processes pursued by ACRP.
Associate institutional affiliation
This category provides for non-ministry related organisations that support the cause of the ACRP ("friends of ARCP").
PROCESS TO ARRANGE INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION WITH ACRP
The affiliation of institutions with ACRP is done through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ACRP and the relevant institution. The memorandum sets out the goals or reasons the parties have for entering into a relationship, and the contributions that the parties agree to make towards the achievement of the goals.
A Generic MoU has been prepared by ACRP which would normally be used as basis for a discussion towards the structuring of a relationship between the parties. During negotiations the generic document will be amended as needed to adequately describe the specifics of the relationship between the parties involved.
FEES FOR INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION
ACRP does not charge a prescribed fee for institutional affiliation. Institutional affiliates are invited to pay an annual amount in accordance with its ability to contribute towards the professional body’s financial sustainability.
Institutional affiliation will in most cases involve that the institution’s members (or students, employees, etc) will be affiliated to ACRP as individuals. The main financial responsibility to ACRP will be to facilitate a process to ensure that the personal affiliation fees of members, students etc will be paid as agreed to in the MoU.
LIST OF AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS