Registration of Approved Training Programme (PROLUS)
1.1 Upon the issuance of certificates of registration, training providers must submit their training programmes for approval within one (1) year. Training providers can submit as many training programmes as they wish.
1.2 Procedure On Application of Approved Training Programme
(a) Training programmes submitted must have been conducted for at least one runs, supported with evaluation forms as evidences. This is to ensure that the programmes are of a reasonable standard and in demand. However, this condition can be exempted for ICT programmes at the Specialist Level or in New Technologies and programmes at the Diploma level. Open learning or distance learning programmes can be only considered at the Diploma Level.
(b) Training providers must submit online application using forms PSMB/TPe/PRO/2/06 together with the processing fee of RM300 per training programme and the following documents:-
(i) 1 copy of the comprehensive training manual which include:-
Title of Training Programme
Objective of The Programme
For Diploma programmes, training providers are required to submit further details which include information on modules, training fees, trainers and total hours.
(ii) Bank Payment Slip
(iii) 1 copy of TTT Certification/Exemption for trainers
(iv) Attendance list with at least one run
(iii) Trainers’ biodata. Trainers must have the relevant academic qualifications, Train-The-Trainer certificates/Exemption and at least two (2) years of industrial and training experience. Each training programme must have at least two (2) trainers. If one of the trainers is a foreigner, the second trainer must be a local.
(c) The duration of a training programme under the PROLUS scheme must be at least:
(i) Seven (7) contact hours, inclusive of morning and afternoon breaks for programmes categorised under Certificate In Attendance;
(ii) At least 36 contact hours for programmes at the Certificate Level; and
(iii) At least 600 contact hours for programmes at the Diploma Level.
(d) Only one (1) training fee is allowed for each training programme;-
(e) All training programmes will be evaluated by PSMB’s Approved Training Programme Committee which will meet monthly; and
(f) The validity period for each PROLUS programme is three (3) years;
1.3 Application To Register E-Learning Programme
(a) To encourage life-long learning among employers and employees covered under the Human Resources Development Fund, e-learning programmes were introduced in 2001. Training providers can apply to register e-leaning programmes under the following three (3) categories:
(i)Full e-learning programmes;
(ii)Blended e-learning programmes; and
(iii)E-learning programmes by subscription
(b) Full e-learning programmes
(i) The training provider must submit Form PSMB/PRO/EL/06 as per Appendix C. The minimum training duration for an e-learning programmes must be at least 48 contact hours and satisfy the following structure:
(ii) Training providers concerned have to demonstrate on the implementation of e-learning programmes to the Approved Training Programme Committee.
(c) Blended E-Learning Programmes
(i) This e-learning programme includes a combination of classroom e-learning through Local Area Network (LAN) and full e-learning through Wide Area Network (WAN).
(ii) In a classroom e-learning, participants will be guided by trainers on how to use computers as a medium of self-learning. For example, if there are 10 modules in a e-learning programme, participants will be required to attend 3 modules in the classroom for 3 days, where they will be guided by the trainer on the first day. For second and third day, they will be required to perform self-learning independently. After completing the 3 modules, they will be required to undergo the remaining 7 modules on their own, either at their home or offices. Upon completing the 10 modules, participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance or competency, whichever is applicable
(d) E-Learning Programme By Subscription
(i) Training providers can also offer e-learning by subscription to any registered employer registered under the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF). Under this mode, employers are offered a wide range of training programmes in various packages, depending on total number of training programmes required (e.g. 50 or 100 programmes) and number of users (e.g. 10 or 50 or 100) for a specific period of time (e.g. 3 or 6 or 12 months).
(ii) Training Providers must submit Form PSMB/PRO/EL/06.
2.0 Application To Register Training Programmes And Its Implementation Under The PERLA Scheme.
2.1 Training providers can apply to participate in the PERLA Scheme on the condition that they must have five (5) or more PROLUS programmes. Applications for PERLA status can be made by submitting forms PSMB/TPe/PRO/2/06. No registration fee is required for this application. Upon approvals, training providers are required to sign PERLA Agreements with PSMB. The date and validity period for the training programme will be based on the date of the programme registered under the PROLUS scheme.
2.2 Before conducting any training programme under the PERLA Scheme, training providers must comply with the following procedures:
(i) For claims, training providers are required to submit forms PSMB/PER/T2/06 (refer Appendix D2) together with Attendance Lists by using forms PSMB/PER/2/06 (refer Appendix D3).
(iii) Training providers and employers must ensure that each participant must attend at least 75% of the programme to qualify to claim training grants.
3.0 Registration of Training Programme Under the SBL- Khas Scheme
3.1 Training providers under Class A and B are eligible to participate in the SBL-Khas Scheme. Training programme which can be registered under the SBL-Khas Scheme are as follows:
(i) Training providers with Category A registration are allowed to register both ‘soft skills’ and ‘hard skills’ programmes including conference and seminar programmes;
(ii Training providers with Category B registration are allowed to register ‘soft skills’ programmes only;
(iii) Training programmes under the Scheme can be conducted publicly or inhouse; and
(iv) Training programmes under the Scheme can be customised according to employers’ needs provided that changes made should not be more than 50% of the approved programme outline.
3.2 To register training programmes under the SBL Khas Scheme, the following procedures must be adhered:
(i) the processing fee of RM 300 for Category A & B for each programme;
(ii) the processing fee of RM 500 for Category B(HO) for wach programme;
(iii) Submit online application using form PSMB/TPe/PRO/2/06 together with:-
Appendix B - one (1) set of the programme summary which include information on the title of programme, duration, target group, objective and training programme outline.
Appendix A - one (1) set of trainers’ biodata. Trainers must have the relevant academic qualifications, Train-The-Trainer Certificates/Exemption and at least two (2) years of industrial and training experience. There must be at least two (2) trainers for each programme.
Bank Payment Slip
1 copy of TTT Certification/Exemption for trainers
3.3 Upon approvals, the training providers concerned must sign SBL-Khas Agreements with PSMB.
3.4 Training providers with Category A registrations can apply for converting their PROLUS programmes to SBL Khas programmes without paying any processing fee. The validity period of SBL Khas programmes is three (3) years and will be based on the date of the application approved.
4.0 Online Programmes Renewals By Training Providers
4.1 For online renewals, training providers must ensure that they have their own internet access as the transaction can only be made through PSMB’s website (
4.2 Payment of fees for online renewals can be made at Public Bank Berhad branches in the name of Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad using Payment Slips (in duplicates) as per Appendix F. PSMB’s account number is 3-99906000-3.
4.3 Renewals of training programmes must be effected online. Before that, training providers must ensure that they have paid the renewal fees at any Public Bank Berhad. The renewal fees are as follows:
a) RM300 for each PROLUS training programme and the validity period is 3 years; and
b) RM200 for each SBL-Khas training programme and the validity period is 3 years.
4.4 Upon payments of the processing fees for renewals of training programmes under the PROLUS Scheme/ SBL-Khas Scheme, training providers can proceed to fill up the online forms in PSMB’s website (www.hrdf.com.my).
4.5 For every training programme approved under the PROLUS Scheme and then extended to SBL-Khas and PERLA Scheme.