PHAP Credentialing Program

The PHAP Credentialing Program currently offers certifications for humanitarian practitioners in three defined competency areas:

At its core, each certification requires passing a rigorous 60-question assessment delivered in a secure manner with live proctoring via webcam, as well as committing to a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Candidates may prepare themselves for the certification assessments in any way they choose – no specific courses are required. To assist candidates with their preparations, PHAP provides a variety of free tools, guidance, and signposting to learning resources.

Achieving and maintaining one or more of these certifications, developed according to the highest international standards (ISO 17024), is the most robust means available to demonstrate competencies in these areas. Certification holders are issued verifiable and shareable digital certificates/badges, hosted by Pearson Acclaim, as evidence of their achievement.

Furthermore, it is a way to demonstrate commitment to one’s work in the humanitarian sector, be part of a community of practitioners holding themselves and each other to high standards of competence, and benefit from a structure for continuing professional education to maintain and further develop relevant knowledge and skills over time.

And, importantly, it is highly accessible, with the price of each certification assessment at only USD 80 (USD 65 for PHAP members).

 
 
 
 
 
The PHAP Credentialing Program is made possible though the Collaboration Centre for Recognition of Humanitarian Skills, Experience and Learning, a joint initiative of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, CHS Alliance, and PHAP working to develop solutions that strengthen competency-based approaches in the humanitarian sector at the individual and organizational level.