World Education Services (WES) / International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) in Canada and the USA frequently require people presenting QQI / HETAC / FETAC awards to get verification from QQI of the authenticity of their qualifications. If you are in this position then you should download, complete and submit this form to QQI. There is an administration fee of €15 for this service. Please use these bank account details to pay by electronic fund transfer and include the payment reference number on the form.
To submit the form and communicate with QQI, you should register with QHelp – see here for a guide on how to do this. Once registered, you should open a new query using the category ‘As a learner I require verification of my award for World Education Services (WES)’. State your request and upload the following:
completed application form
a scan of your passport or an equivalent proof of identity
a scan of your certificate
a scan of the Academic Records Request Form
We will then respond to WES directly by registered post 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they will advise further.