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Credit Equivalency Report Card 

Credits Equivalency Certificates (for program & continuing education)

The Confederation of International Accreditation Commission- CIAC may certify with an credits equivalency certificate of any program, specialisation (field of study) or continuing education earned at any of our member institutes or from academic institutions of education holding an equivalent accreditation (approved by the CIAC). To obtain this credits equivalency certificate (according to the European Union Higher Education Standards & US Credit Evaluation System) the candidate must showcase that their academic corresponding learning outcomes of the program or subject have been met.

How is Credit Equivalency report issued?

Credit Equivalency report is based on the workload students need in order to achieve expected learning outcomes. Learning outcomes describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do after successful completion of a process of learning. Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes.

1 Academic Credit = 25 to 30 hours of study work.

ECTS Credits International Acceptance

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool which enables students to collect credits for learning achieved through higher education. ECTS aims to facilitate planning, delivery, evaluation, recognition and validation of qualifications and units of learning as well as student mobility. ECTS is widely used and recognized in higher education and can be applied to other lifelong learning activities where the EQF European Qualifications Framework is implemented or accepted.

How meeting the course learning outcomes is demonstrated in order to obtain ECTS Credits?

In order to obtain an ECTS Credits Certificate of a course or subject you must demonstrate that such course learning outcomes have been met. There are several ways that the Confederation of International Accreditation Commission- CIAC may verify your training learning outcomes.

  1. A course completed at an institution of education.

You have completed a course or subject at some institution of education and you have earned the corresponding course certificate that shows the hours of study and the final grade. Usually that certificate may be accepted by the Confederation of International Accreditation Commission- CIAC in order to issue the equivalent ECTS credits certificate.

  1. Independent evaluation of your knowledge

The Confederation of International Accreditation Commission- CIAC may accept the presentation of a 15 pages written report about a suggested course or subject textbook (over 300 pages) to be considered equivalent to 5 ECTS credits (130 hours of study work) according to the following workload.

* Textbook reading and comprehension (300 pages) = 50 hours

* Data and notes organization and report draft writing = 40 hours

* Final report review and formatting = 25 hours

* Critical thinking, conclusion and opinion = 15 hours

This option must be previously approved by the Confederation of International Accreditation Commission- CIAC and will have an additional cost to be established by the CIAC Secretary according to the complexity of the assessment and the evaluator profile.

How to apply for credit Equivalency Report / ECTS Credits Certificate from CIAC?

  1. Request through email, send us the forms along with eligibility docs.
  2. Attach a copy of the program completion certificate for validation.
  3. Pay the applicable validation fee as per fee structure. Fees once paid is non refundable under any circumstances.

For any additional information concerning this procedure contact the CIAC Secretary.

To know more on this service email us at: info@ciacommission.org

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