Credit Exemption


At the Institute for Adult Learning, we recognise that people work hard for their qualifications, and we aim to give people credit for their previous learning where it is comparable to courses of study at IAL. Our credit exemption schemes target specific qualifications with known alignment and give customers the opportunity to ask us to evaluate others.


To find out more, please refer to the Credit Exemption Table below.

Credit Exemption for: Reference Document

Adult Education Programmes and Qualifications for Trainers, Assessors and Curriculum Developers of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)-Funded Certifiable Courses

(Workplace Learning Facilitator Programme)

(Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance)

(Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education)


Online application process

Step 1
  1. A non-refundable credit exemption processing administration fee of S$26.75 (inc.GST) is applicable for each application. You may make the payment via bank transfer to:
    • OCBC (Bank Code: 7339 Branch code: 695)
    • Account number: 695-632117-001
    • Remarks: Credit exemption application + <Your full name>
    • Record the transaction details
  2. Fill in and sign on the application form. 
  3. Prepare certified true copies of the certificates / qualifications of comparable TTT programme/s (as found in the table above)
  4. Email the completed form, attachments and payment transaction details to with subject header ‘Credit Exemption for [WLF / ACLP / DACE] Programme’ (file size should not exceed 5MB)

Step 2

  1. Create an individual profile account at MyIAL.

Note: IAL will acknowledge your application within 3 working days. Applicants may be requested by IAL to furnish further details and/or supporting documents to supplement their application for verification. Incomplete submissions will be rejected.


Notification of Results

  1. Applicants will be notified of the result of their credit exemption application via email within 14 working days from the date of receipt of application and payment. 
  2. In instances where the applicant is requested to furnish further supporting documents to supplement his application for verification, a longer processing time may be required.
  3. IAL reserves the right of final decision for award of credit exemption. 

Terms and Conditions

  1. Applicants are required to adhere to the requirements stated in the ‘Instructions to Applicants’ for Parts A to F.
  2. Applicants must not have previously applied for credit exemption for the same TAE WSQ COURSE.
  3. It is compulsory for the applicant to pursue the attainment of full TAE WSQ qualification by successfully completing the remaining module/s through IAL.
  4. Candidates who successfully attain the remaining module/s will subsequently be issued with the full WSQ TAE qualification by IAL.
  5. SUSS and IAL reserve the right to pursue legal action against any individual or organization who submits falsified documents to apply for credit exemption(s) to attain WSQ qualification(s).