The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) ( is a Private Institution of Higher Education based in South Africa. Established in 1997 by the South African Medical Association, FPD’s primary objective is to catalyze social change by developing individuals, strengthening systems, and offering innovative solutions. FPD is committed to providing accessible, high-quality, and affordable education and training to individuals, organizations, and communities in the region.

FPD’s comprehensive training programs encompass various fields including healthcare, education, business management, and leadership development. These programs are offered through classroom-based, online, and blended learning formats, ensuring flexibility and convenience for learners. Over the years, FPD has successfully trained 570,000 healthcare workers and managers from 92 countries, contributing to their professional growth. The institution has also provided subsidized education worth R750 million, making quality education more attainable for aspiring individuals.