World Education Services (WES) / International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) and other evaluation services in Canada, the USA and Australia, 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 any of the following: Passport, Driving Licence, Public Services Card or, any similar form of identity
  2. a scan of your WES Academic Records Request Form

QQI will then process verification of the student’s qualification and send it to WES on-line.  QQI will inform the student when this has been done, via email.

Please note, for FE qualifications, QQI will forward a Record of Awards and a completed Academic Record Request Form to WES and for HE qualifications, a Verification Letter of Certification.  HE students are responsible for sending their Transcripts to WES, themselves.

WES has strongly advised that it will take 10 days before they commence processing award verifications received from QQI.

NB: Learners who have completed an Apprenticeship/Craft Certificate with FÁS prior to June 2001 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 appship@solas.ie and they will advise further.

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