What is PPT ?
Recognition of Prior Achievement (APA) or formerly known as the Accreditation of Prior Achievement is a method to give recognition to any individual who can demonstrate skills outlined in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) based on prior experience and achievements.

The Malaysian Skills Certification Programme was first introduced on 13 September 1996 to acknowledge the contribution of skilled workers in the country. It emphasises the concept of life-long learning and this process can help individuals to evaluate and develop the learning they have acquired through formal and informal means.
Who is worthy of recognition ?
All industrial workers from the manufacturing and services sectors who have obtained the required working experience in the related field and have fulfilled other set conditions are eligible. Industrial workers who qualify will be awarded a Certificate up to the highest level according to their respective fields as specified in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS).
Who Can Apply  ?
Open to anyone who has the skills and knowledge regardless of when, how and where they were obtained, either through work experience, life experience or training (formal or informal).

What test can apply ?
a. Certification of Experience - Interview Exam (PPT-Profolio)
b. Certification of Experience - Trade Examination (PPT-PPA)
What are the areas that can be certified through the PPT ?
Applications are open to all fields listed in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) except for the following areas, namely:

Refer Latest NOSS Registered

List of NOSS can't be certified through the PPT https://cdn1.npcdn.net/userfiles/18575/download/1685412367_5cbbc4e9feda38650dfb821527c88580/NOSS_YANG_TIDAK_BOLEH_DIPERSIJILKAN_MELALUI_KAEDAH_PPTnew.pdf
Latest NOSS Registered : 23 MAY 2023

What the benefits obtained ?

Benefits to individuals
• Opportunity to gain further recognition and satisfaction and motivation for self-development;
• Award of Certificate within a short period of time (no need to attend classes / training / sit for tests), and
• Able to contribute to career development.
Benefits to employers
• Raise productivity and performance of the company;
• Saving of costs for employee training and certification, and
• Improve company image
Benefits to the country
• Increase the number of qualified skilled workers;
• Generate growthinthe industrial sectorin the country with an increase in skilled workers
• Improve the country's image in the eyes of the world in terms of goods and services produced, and
• Attract foreign investors to invest in the country
What are the fees of the course ?
• The  fee is RM 300/programme/candidate.
• Payment must be made in the form of  Bank Cheque or Local Order (L.O.) to the''MPS ACADEMY SND BHD''.
• Payment shall have a validity period of at least three (3) months from the date of receipt of the application.

How to apply for recognition through this method ?
Industrial workers who are interested in getting recognitionfor all the experience and skills they possess, may fill the Recognition of Prior Achievement Application Form which can be printed from www.mps.edu.my. Each application must be submitted to the Director General of Skills of Development together with other supporting documents namely:

a) The Recognition of Prior Achievement Application Form duly completed;
b) The application fee & document fee;
c) A copy of the applicant's NRIC;
d) Letter of confirmation from the employer stating duration of working experience in related skills;
e) Copy of the highest SKM obtained (if any), and
f) Other relevant documents.
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