Requesting a replacement certificate

Depending on when it was awarded, QQI will provide either an award verification or replacement certificate.

Certificates achieved before 2016

We offer a verification document for awards achieved before January 2016 and made by either QQI or one one of its predecessors:

  • the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)
  • the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC)
  • the National Council for Vocational Awards (NCVA)
  • the National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA)

The verification document provides a learner’s historical results. It confirms the awards, the components, and the grades achieved. 

We will require proof of your identity before issuing so please ensure you attach either a passport, driving licence, public service card or any other official form of photo ID.

Please note the award's details cannot be amended. However, if the name used on your original certificate is different from your current name, you must state this so that we can amend both your record and your verification document.

Certificates achieved after 2016

QQI only issue replacement certificates for awards achieved after January 2016. 

We will require proof of your identity before issuing so please ensure you attach either a passport, driving licence, public service card or any other official form of photo ID.

Please note the award's details cannot be amended. However, if the name used on your original certificate is different from your current name, you must state this so that we can amend both your record and your replacement certificate.

If you have lost your certificate for a QQI Award achieved after January 2016, we can offer you a replacement certificate.  

There is a €100 fee for this service.  

To request a QQI Replacement Certificate, please complete this application form.

If you have lost your Higher Education and Training Certificate awarded by NCEA/HETAC/QQI before January 2016, we cannot replace your existing certificate. We can, however, offer a verification of certification.  

This document states the qualification you have achieved, the award type and level, the year in which you achieved this qualification, and the provider's details.  

There is a €20  fee for this service.

To request a higher education verification of certification please complete this application form. 

If you have lost a Further Education and Training certificate awarded by NCVA/FETAC/QQI before January 2016, we cannot provide you with a replacement certificate. We can, however, provide you with a statement of your results. This is called a record of awards.

A record of awards provides a learner’s historical results. It confirms the awards attained, the components completed, and the grades achieved. 

There is a  €20 fee for this service.

Please note: regardless of the number of awards you have achieved, only one application form (and fee)  is required.

To request a further education and training record of awards, please complete this application form.  

SOLAS is the Further Education and Training authority in Ireland and was previously known as FÁS.

If you completed your FÁS/SOLAS apprenticeship before June 2001, you will need to make an application directly to SOLAS via appship@solas.ie.   

For FÁS/SOLAS apprenticeships awarded between June 2001 and December 2015, we cannot offer you a replacement certificate. We can, however, offer you an apprenticeship verification confirming your qualification.  

There is a €20 fee for this service.  

To request the apprenticeship verification, please complete this application form.

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