The free movement of skills/labour allows CARICOM Nationals to seek work or engage in gainful employment in all CARICOM Member States. You can do this as either a wage earner or non-wage earner and without the need to obtain a work permit in the country in which you want to work.

This section provides some useful resources for you, including navigating the process of applying for or verifying the Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification or the CARICOM Skills Certificate.

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  • Quality Assurance brochure – Emphasises the importance of raising the bar in post-secondary and tertiary education through accreditation
  • Accreditation Story brochure – An illustrated, humourous guide on how to seek information on the accreditation and recognition of educational

Assessing educational institutions and programmes

  • Facts about Fraud – Provides useful tips for detecting fraudulent credentials and tertiary educational providers– a must-read!

Recognition Services

  • What is Equivalency/Recognition – Provides definitions and details on Equivalency and Recognition
  • Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills qualifications – Comprehensive guidelines for CARICOM Nationals seeking to work in CARICOM member states without needing a work permit
  • Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification information and application form
  • Recognition of Qualification – Provides information on how to determine the recognition of foreign qualifications to local ones. You can complete the application form to do so. Guidelines are also provided to ensure you submit the correct documentation


  • Fees for services – Provides costs for the BAC’s services including the Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification