Qualifications of Franchise Consultant

1. Qualification conditions that have been prescribed for the purpose of consultant franchise registration under Franchise Act 1998 can be divided into two (2) categories as follows:

  • Individual ;
  • Company

Individual

2. Any individual who wishes to offer an advice as a franchise consultant must meet the requirement as follows:

  1. Individual must be Malaysian citizen;
  2. Have experience in franchise management and the experience period depends on the academic qualification level as follows:
    1. Academic qualifications in degree level in the field that have been recognized by Malaysian Qualification Academic (MQA), must have experience at least one (1) year; or
    2. Academic qualifications in diploma level in the field that have been recognized by Malaysian Qualification Academic (MQA), must have experience at least three (3) year; or
    3. Academic qualifications in vocational level or skills in the field that have been recognized by Malaysian Qualification Academic (MQA), must have experience at least three (3) year; or
  3. The individual attends franchise course as folllows :
    1. Certified Franchise Executives (CFE) by Institute of Franchise Executive (IFE) or yang setara dengannya; or
    2. Course by Academy of PNS that have been recognized by Franchise Registrar ; and
    3. Other courses related to franchise that have been recognized by  Franchise Registrar

Company

3. Any company who intend to offer advisory service consulting franchise must meet the following requirements :

  • Company have been registered under Company Act 1965 as at least company sdn bhd, limited liability partnership, partnership or sole ownership;
  • One of the Board Director member must consist of the franchise consultant that have been register under Franchise Act 1998 and hold majority of the company share;
  • Company must have franchise consultant registered under Franchise Act 1998 as main consultant in company;
  • Company must have paid-up capital at least of RM 100,000;

Franchise Consultant Classification

4. Franchise Consultant Classification are based on academic qualification and experience of franchise are as follows :

Consultant Classification Academic Qualification Franchise Experience  Post-Degree and Professional Courses Related to Franchise
 A Degree in field that have been recognized by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) 5 years and above
  • Certified Franchise Executives (CFE) by Institute of Franchise Executive (IFA) atau yang setaraf dengannya;
  • Course by Academy of PNS that have been recognized by Franchise Registrar ; and
  • Other courses related to franchise that have been recognized by  Franchise Registrar.
Diploma in field that have been recognized by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) 8 years and above
 B Degree in field that have been recognized by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) Between 3 to 5 years
  • Course by Academy of PNS that have been recognized by Franchise Registrar ; and
  • Other courses related to franchise that have been recognized by  Franchise Registrar.
Diploma in field that have been recognized by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) Between 5 to 8 years
Vocational Qualification or Skills in field that have been recognized by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) 8 years and above
 C Degree in field that have been recognized by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) Less than 3 years
  • Course by Academy of PNS that have been recognized by Franchise Registrar ; and
  • Other courses related to franchise that have been recognized by  Franchise Registrar.
Diploma in field that have been recognized by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) Between 3 to 5 years
Vocational Qualification or Skills in field that have been recognized by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) Between 3 to 8 years

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