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.
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.
CIMEA services for certification and verification of qualifications:
Please note that the certification and
comparison service for Italian and foreign qualifications offered by CIMEA is a
support and transparency tool for the institutions and authorities responsible
for the various different recognition procedures. For further details, please
refer to the following page:
If you intend to proceed with the
request of a Certificate of Comparability and/or Verification for academic recognition, we suggest you to check directly
with the Italian higher education institution of your interest whether the
Certificate of Comparability and/or Verification is needed or not.
The complete list of the
education institutions affiliated
with CIMEA is available at the following
If the request for presentation of the
Certificate of Comparability and/or Verification was received from a higher
education institution not present in the list of affiliated institutions, it is
possible to request the services offered by CIMEA by registering directly on
the DiploMe portal.
Please note that to complete the
request it is necessary to
specify the purpose of the recognition
(academic) and the course of study (Bachelor’s, Master’s, University
Master’s, etc.) you are interested in.
With regard to non-academic recognition procedures, further information on
how to make the application and the documents to be submitted is available on
the page of the Ministry for Universities and Research (in
If a Certificate of Comparability
and/or Verification issued by an ENIC NARIC centre is requested by the institution
or authority of your interest, it will be possible to request the CIMEA
Certificate by registering directly on the DiploMe portal.
Please note that to complete the
request, it is necessary to
select the “Non-academic evaluation” option,
specifying the purpose and the procedure for which the service is required.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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