Requesting a replacement certificate

If you have lost your certificate, there's no need to worry. Depending on when it was awarded, QQI will be happy to provide either a replacement certificate or an award verification.

What's the difference?

QQI issues replacement certificates for QQI awards achieved after January 2016. 

For awards made by QQI, or one of its predecessors – the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC), Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC), the National Council for Vocational Awards (NCVA) or the National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA) – before January 2016, we offer an award verification document.

Regardless of which applies to you, we will require proof of your identity before issuing. Please ensure you include a scanned copy of one of the following forms of identification with your application:  

  • passport,         
  • driver’s licence,  
  • public services card, or 
  • any other official form of photo ID. 

If the name used on your original certificate is different from your current name, you must let us know so that we can locate your records.

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, 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 between 1994 and 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 after June 2001, 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.