World Education Services (WES) / International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) in Canada and the USA frequently require people presenting QQI / HETAC / FETAC / NCEA / NCVA awards to get verification from QQI of the authenticity of their qualifications.  There is an administration fee of €20 for this service. 

How to request the appropriate document?

To request the verification, you should click here

Please note: Proof of identity is always required, for example

  1. a scan of your passport, drivers licence, public services card
  2. or an equivalent proof of identity  
  3. a scan of your certificate
  4. a scan of the Academic Records Request Form

We will then respond to WES directly by registered post / courier and let you know when we have done so. Please allow 10 working days for a complete application to be processed by QQI.

NB: Learners who have completed an Apprenticeship/Craft Certificate with FÁS prior to 2006 should not follow the above process.  Instead they should send their requests to SOLAS, the body now responsible for Irish Apprenticeship training, at the following email address and they will advise further.

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