Bologna Process Certificate

In 1999, the Bologna Declaration was signed in Bologna, Italy by Ministers of Education from 29 European countries.  This Declaration created the European Higher Education Area/EHEA along with several goals including making student mobility and recognition of qualifications across the EHEA  more transparent.  The Bologna Process formalized the mechanisms for this transparency.  As credentials evaluators, it is essential for us to understand these mechanisms and how they can influence our assessment of educational credentials earned in Bologna Process signatory countries.

TAICEP’s Bologna Process Certificate covers an in-depth introduction to the Bologna Process, including its history and components (ECTS, qualifications frameworks, diploma supplements, etc.) as well as how non-signatory countries to the Bologna Declaration are changing their post-secondary educational systems to mirror the Bologna Process.  Those who successfully earn this certificate will understand:

  • the history and purpose of the Bologna Process,
  • ECTS and student movement within and between Bologna Process signatory countries
  • the diploma supplement and qualifications frameworks, and how to use them in credentials evaluation
  • changes in post-secondary educational systems of countries that are not Bologna Process signatories to reflect the Bologna Process

To earn this Certificate, certificate-seekers must pass an online examination.  While certificate-seekers are free to utilize any training and references to prepare for the online examination,  TAICEP has a 4-hour training video that will prepare certificate-seekers for the online examination to earn the Bologna Process Certificate.  You will have access to the video when you sign up for this certificate.  



The cost of this certificate is $175. This fee is non-refundable.

Please note that you must first join TAICEP as a member to participate in the Certificate Program. If you are not a current member of TAICEP, please go to our membership page to sign up as a member prior to signing up for the Certificate Program. After you complete the application, you will have the option of paying the certificate fee through PayPal or by check. Under the PayPal option, you can pay through your PayPal account or through PayPal as a guest, which doesn’t require you to join PayPal (see this option to pay by credit or debit card just after the PayPal login information).

  Click here for the application form.