Identify the status of the issuing educational institution

Locate any information on the educational institution that can be used to substantiate its legal operation within the education system of the issuing country.

For internal procedures:
  • Identify the exact name of the issuing educational institution, as written on the document.
  • Consult the Web site of the educational institution. You may find information on its:
    • history;
    • legal status;
    • quality-assurance practices;
    • possible affiliations with other organizations.

Throughout this process, it is important to consider that the official name of the educational institution may have changed since the documents were issued. This highlights the importance of locating historical data, when needed.

For more information, you may contact the admissions office of the educational institution.

Comply with the Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials (QAF)

This step complies with guiding principles 15, 28, 29, 30, and 39 of QAF.

Consult QAF to get more information.

Consult additional resources

You may find useful information in other resources, such as:
  1. EAR Consortium (EP-Nuffic, UK NARIC, ENIC-NARIC France, and ENIC-NARIC Poland). (2012). European Area of Recognition (EAR) Manual, chapter 3 and 17;
  2. EAR-HEI Consortium (EP-Nuffic, ENIC-NARIC France, ENIC-NARIC Latvia, ENIC-NARIC Ireland, European University Association (EUA), ENIC-NARIC Lithuania, ENIC-NARIC Denmark, ENIC-NARIC Poland and Tuning Educational Structures in Europe). (2016). European Recognition Manual for Higher Education Institutions (EAR-HEI), part II, item 3 and 4. Part V;
  3. ENIC-NARIC Networks. Unrecognised HEIs;
  4. World Education Services – Canada. (2012). Best Practices: Strategies and Processes to Obtain Authentic International Educational Credentials, chapter 7 and 8.