Statements of comparability and qualifications certification - Diplome

Service Announcement: please note that the service will be closed from the 20th of December 2019 to the 6th of January 2020. The closing period also concerns statement services required through the diplome platform.

The service will re-start on the 7th of January 2020.

Please note that the days of closure will not be counted as part of the time guaranteed for release of statements.


The Credential Information Service - CIS is operational through CIMEA, a certification and comparability service for Italian and foreign qualifications, in order to make academic titles in the national and international context increasingly understandable and recognizable.

The CIMEA Credential Information Service – CIS uses the "Diplome" service to issue its certificates, making use of blockchain technology applied to the recognition of qualifications.

For further information on the Diplome click here.

Click here to access the CIMEA Diplome page.

In the case of a request for a Statement of Comparability to be presented at one of the institutions in the menu on the left, please connect directly to the page dedicated to the university shown. For these institutions, the Certificate of Verification service is not currently available, while it is available through the CIMEA Diplome service.

CIMEA services for certification and verification of qualifications:

Comparability

Through the Comparability service it is possible to ask CIMEA to evaluate Italian or foreign qualifications of the higher education system and final qualifications of secondary school courses that allow access to higher education courses. In the case of a positive evaluation, CIMEA experts will produce a Statement of Comparability relating to the qualification evaluated.

By Comparability we mean the identification of the level of the foreign degree with reference to the cycles of the Bologna Process and the levels of the European Qualifications Framework. This comparison does not guarantee in any way the formal recognition of the title within a national system, but it is a useful indication for those institutions that evaluate qualifications during different recognition procedures: the Statement of Comparability of the qualification has the weight of opinion only, and does not in any way bind the institutions during their assessment and recognition procedures.

CIMEA's Statement of Comparability will be uploaded to the digital "Wallet" of qualifications through the use of blockchain technology, thereby making this digital document transparent, transferable, certified and unchangeable.

To learn about the details of the service and request a Statement of Comparability, please register on cimea.diplo-me.eu/cimea

Verification

Through the Verification service it is possible to ask CIMEA to certify that an Italian or foreign qualification of the higher education or secondary school system has actually been issued to the owner by an official body in the system of reference. In the case of positive feedback, CIMEA experts will produce a Statement of Verification referring to the qualification which has been verified.

By Verification of authenticity we mean any operation carried out by CIMEA in order to receive information on the actual award of a degree by the institution in question. This verification does not in any way guarantee the formal recognition of the qualification within a national system, but it is a useful indication for those institutions that evaluate qualifications during different recognition procedures: the Statement of Verification of the qualification has the weight of opinion only, and does not in any way bind the institutions during their assessment and recognition procedures.

During these operations, CIMEA uses one or more of the following tools: national or individual institution databases, information requested directly from the institution that awarded the title, official certification issued by the competent authorities of the country of reference, receipt by mail of the original qualification from the institution at the CIMEA offices, verification of the presence of legalizations and stamps, verification of the qualification format and the respective signatures.

The CIMEA Statement of Verification will be uploaded to the digital "Wallet" of qualifications through the use of blockchain, thereby making this digital document, transparent, transferable, certified and unchangeable.

To learn about the details of the service and request a Statement of Verification, please register on cimea.diplo-me.eu/cimea


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