Recognition is the formal acknowledgement by a competent authority of the appropriateness of a local and foreign-based qualification to access education and/or employment in the receiving country.
The Barbados Accreditation Council Act, 2004-11 stipulates that the Barbados Accreditation Council is responsible to “advise on the recognition of foreign based institutions and their awards.” In this role, the Council:
- provides authoritative and accurate information about local and foreign-based post-secondary or tertiary education, educational providers and programmes of study; and
- gives advice or information about recognition matters and equivalency of qualifications locally.
Who is recognition used for and when is it used?
- Recognition of programmes of study and qualifications attained overseas by Barbadian citizens;
- Recognition of qualifications attained by non-nationals;
- Recognition of programmes of study and qualifications offered by foreign-based institutions operating in Barbados; and
- Recognition of programmes of study pursued by nationals and non-nationals overseas.
To determine if an institution and/or programme is recognized, click here