Certification is a procedure of confirmation of compliance with the international standards (requirements) for: a) qualitative characteristics of educational and research services (within commercial activities on the market of the relevant services), b) research and educational activities of the specialized institution (without commercial criteria); c) professional level of individual scientists and educators.
Certification of qualitative characteristics of educational and research services involves professional, objective and standardized assessment of integral and final educational (e.g. , training, retraining or professional development of specialists of different skill-levels) or scientific (researches, innovations, designs, inventions, etc..) products sold in competitive markets. Certification of qualitative characteristics of educational and research services is focused on proper assessment of activities of an institution - the manufacturer of these services, the certification documents are issued to.
Certification of scientific and educational activities of the specialized institutions involves the professional, objective and standardized assessment of nonprofit educational or research activities, as well as educational or research programs, courses, projects, lectures, educational and scientific literature, educational and research methods - components of an integral and final educational or scientific product, sold in competitive markets. Certification of scientific and educational activities of specialized institutions is focused on proper assessment of activities of such legal entity on the name of which the certification documents are issued.
Certification of the professional level of scientists and teachers involves professional, objective and standardized assessment of activities of these individuals upon the following parameters: 1) experience in teaching or research activities; 2) bibliography of the person; 3) scientific degrees and titles; 4) training courses or academic innovations, authored by the person 5) educational or scientific programs, implemented with the participation of the person; 6) recommendations and descriptions of educational or scientific activities of the person from educational institutions and from domestic and foreign colleagues; 7) quality of scientific and pedagogical activities (achievements and recognition). Certification of professional level of individual scientists and educators is personified. Certification documents are personalized.
The IASHE executes the certification upon requests of interested parties.
Certification is carried out by the relevant expert commission through the examination of necessary (directly related to the object of certification and important to provide a comprehensive, objective and complete procedure of certification) consequences and documents presented by the subject of certification. After the certification the decision is made whether the stated person passes the international certification of the IASHE or not. Persons who pass the certification acquire official certificates.
International certification of the IASHE has the status of legitimate, open and transparent scientific and public procedure, not only able to ascertain the qualitative level of an object of certification and to enhance its international prominence, but also to reveal possible flaws of an object and determine reasonable ways of its development and improvement.
All educational institutions, certified in the IASHE upon identical levels and certification standards, thus, necessarily recognize such certification of each other, taking the acquired certification ranking into account.
All educators and scientists of the world with an identical sectoral scientific affiliation and certified in the IASHE upon identical levels and certification standards, thus, necessarily recognize such certification of each other, taking the acquired certification ranking into account. In addition, such persons must provide each other with the advisory assistance, and participate in the reviewing, characterization and assessment of activities and researches of each other (in the agreed form and upon the special request).