PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labor, as of Dec. 1, 2015, will attach a cost to the process of verifying or certifying academic and professional qualifications.
The process, being managed by the Department of Human Resource Development, has for many years been executed with no charge, with the unit bearing all of the costs associated. It is due to this reality that the rates will now be applied.
Rates for verification/certification of documents will range from $5 to $30 based on the particular request being made and the level of qualification of the document being verified, since higher level awards require more in-depth investigations.
The process remains the same: originals and copies of certificates are lodged with the Department of Human Resource Development and takes a period of three to five working days for completion. However, the Ministry will put in place measures to deal with urgent requests.
Customers will be entitled to five certified copies of each document being verified. The rates applied do not include photocopying. That service is provided separately by the Ministry at a cost, per copy, to the customer.
Customers who regularly need photocopying services can also register for the Ministry’s pre-paid card, which can be topped up at their convenience.
The Human Resource Development Department is situated on the 4th, Floor Francis Compton Building, Waterfront Castries. For details, please contact the verification desk at 468-5291.