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Quality review and HPass certified status

HPass Certification provides learning and assessment providers with external validation of their services. Organisations achieve Certification through successful completion of a Quality Review – an independent review of an organistion’s learning and assessment services.

As an expert in capacity development for 40 years, it was crucial for RedR UK to be an HPass Certified organisation. This is such a great achievement, not only for RedR UK but for the entire humanitarian and development sector to ensure staff are suitably trained and qualified to be working with disaster-affected communities.

Benefits of HPass Certified status

  • demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to providing quality learning and/ or assessment services
  • Recognition that your organisation provides services that conform to the requirements of either, or both, of the Learning Standards and Standards for the Assessment of Humanitarian Competencies 
  • Be at the forefront of the professionalisation of the humanitarian sector, contributing to raising standards of learning and assessment
  • Be a part of a global network of learning and assessment providers who are meeting the Quality Standards.
  • Display the HPass Certified Status logo on promotional and learning materials
  • Be featured on the HPass Certified Organisations list on the HPass website
  • If your organisation is also using HPass digital badging the HPass Certified logo will also display on any badges you issue

Additionally, all organisations who undertake a Quality Review, whether they pass or not, receive a detailed report outlining strengths and weaknesses within their learning or assessment services.

Even if you decide not to receive validation of the services delivered by your organisation, the Quality Standards can help your organisation to be more effective and achieve improved results through your learning and assessment provisions.

Undertaking a Quality Review

Organisations wishing to undertake a Quality Review should familiarise themselves with the process outlined in the Quality Manual (available below). Once you are confident that your organisation is meeting the Quality Standards you can complete and submit the self-assessment form available below.

Organisations can choose to have a gold or silver level Quality Review. The gold level includes a review of all Standards and key actions, whilst the silver level reviews all Standards and half the key actions. Larger organisations can apply for a specific department to be reviewed, rather than the whole organisation.

Once the self-assessment form has been submitted it will be reviewed by an independent Quality Reviewer who will meet with your organisation to discuss your learning/ assessment provision. Most meetings are currently being conducted virtually.  

A final decision is made by the Quality Review committee made up of staff from the HPass Steering Committee.

Before you undertake a Quality Review, your organisation might choose to access the HPass Quality Standards Support Services which provides dedicated support to integrate the Standards into your practice, or to address a particular support need you have identified.

To apply for a Quality Review contact us on


Download our Quality Manual and find out how to make an application to become an HPass Approved Provider and use our self-evaluation tool. 


Quality Review Costs

Type of Organisation Service Cost
Large organisation
(annual turnover of more than 5 million GDP)
Initial Quality Review (Gold level) £2,650
Follow-up review (after 2 years) (Gold level) £1,100
Small organisation
(annual turnover of less than 5 million GDP)
Initial Quality Review (Gold level) £2,250
Follow-up review (after 2 years) (Gold level) £950

*After 2 follow-up reviews, a full review is again required.

HPass Certification legitimizes Humanitarian U as a training and assessment provider in the humanitarian sector.

HPass Certified Learning Providers

Organisation Name Date of Certification Logo
REDR UK 17th December 2021 RedRLogoWithStraplineRGBbigger
Kalu Institute 18th December 2021 kalu institute
Cooperation Concept 20th January 2022 NEW-logo-2018
Bioforce 19th February 2022 LOGO-DEF
Oxfam Security Shared Service 1st December 2022 1200px-Oxfam_logo_vertical.svg
American University of Afghanistan 17th August 2022 images-2
Violet Organization for Relief and Development (Menekşe Organizasyon Sosyal Yardımlaşma ve Dayanışma Derneği) 15th July 2020 image_src
Safer Access 20th March 2022 safer-access
Humanitarian U 1st December 2022 HU-logo-no-bg-768x768
World Health Organisation - Health Emergencies Programme 1st December 2022 WHOlogo
Horizon West Africa 1st December 2022 HWA logo
Amarante Académie 15th June 2023 Logo

HPass Certified Assessment Providers

Organisation Name Date of Certification Logo
Bioforce 19th February 2022 LOGO-DEF
International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) 7th May 2020 phap-acro-vertical-2000
Humanitarian U 17th August 2022 HU-logo-no-bg-768x768

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