What is the Certificate Supplement?

‚ÄčThe Certificate Supplement is a document describing the knowledge and skills acquired by holders of vocational training certificates.

It provides additional information to that already included in the official certificate and/or transcript, making it more easily understood, especially by employers or institutions abroad. 



Does the Certificate Supplement replace the original certificate?


The Certificate Supplement is not:

  • A substitute for the original certificate;
  • An automatic system that guarantees recognition.



What do I need a Certificate Supplement for?

‚ÄčThe Certificate Supplement assists third parties to understand the skills acquired by the holders of vocational certificates.

This is of particular relevance when making a job application abroad.



How to obtain a Certificate Supplement?

Most countries have set up a National inventory of Certificate Supplements.

Otherwise, contact your National Reference Point.


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