Did you complete your education outside of Canada? IQAS helps people obtain recognition for education they received outside of Canada. An IQAS assessment certificate may help you get a job, get into school or become professionally licensed.
Looking for employment?
Many Alberta employers use IQAS assessments. If you are looking for general employment in Alberta, an IQAS Basic Assessment may help you gain access into the job market. Attaching a copy of your IQAS assessment certificate to your resume and job applications when you are job searching may help potential employers understand your educational credentials.
Thinking of going to school?
Some post-secondary institutions require an IQAS assessment for admission. Determine which school you wish to attend and which program you are applying to and IQAS can advise you whether you need an IQAS assessment and if so, direct you to the correct type of assessment. Refer to list of educational institutions using IQAS.
Applying for a license in a professional occupation?
Some professional regulatory organizations use IQAS assessments as part of their licensing process. Refer to list of professional regulatory organizations using IQAS.
Before you fill out the application form please ensure you are ready to apply:
- you know which type of assessment you need;
- you have your academic documents ready to mail, and
- you have your credit/debit card accessible to pay the required fees
Please complete the entire application form accurately. Once you have completed it, a final version will be emailed to you. Review your application form, print it and sign it before mailing it to IQAS.
In order to better protect your personal information, payments are now being processed online through TD Merchant Services. IQAS will no longer accept old application forms with your credit card information on them. You can make online payment using: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Visa Debit, or Interac. Payment may also be made by cheque, bank draft or money order, but it will delay processing your file as our office will need to confirm the cheque has cleared before proceeding.
IQAS requires a complete application package in order to process your assessment. Please send us your original (or certified copies) diploma/degree certificate and all supporting documents such as academic transcripts/mark sheets for all years of study. Please ensure that you have included all academic education credentials and translations with your application. Your IQAS assessment will be completed based only on the documents submitted. IQAS evaluates formal academic/technical education and does not evaluate trades training or vocational/technical professional training.
Complete the checklist to ensure that you include all the necessary documents with your IQAS application. Print and mail the completed checklist with your application.
Duplicate Certificate Request Form
After you complete the duplicate certificate request form it will be sent to your email address. To finalize your request you must print the request form, sign it and mail it to IQAS.
IQAS issues duplicate certificates for assessments completed up to ten years prior to the duplicate certificate request date and only for the same type of assessment that was previously completed.
Before you fill out the request form, please ensure that you are ready:
- you previously received an IQAS assessment in the last ten years, and
- you have your credit/debit card accessible to pay the required fees.
In order to better protect your personal information, payments are now being processed online through TD Merchant Services. IQAS will no longer accept old duplicate request forms with your credit card information on them. You can make online payment using: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Visa Debit, or Interac. Payment may also be made by cheque, bank draft or money order, but it will delay processing your file as our office will need to confirm the cheque has cleared before proceeding.
Change of Address Form
If your address changed before your IQAS assessment was completed, please fill out the change of address form to inform IQAS of your new address. Please mail or fax the form to the IQAS office.
As of September 2014, the processing time is approximately four months; times may vary based on the volume of applications that IQAS receives.
- Who Accepts IQAS Certificates?
- Sample Assessments Certificates and Pricing
- English Translation Services
- Working in your Occupation
- Foreign qualification recognition is a complex process and may involve more than just an assessment of your education. This link will provide you with the information that will help you begin your career planning.
- Assessment process
Please note: If your mailing address is in Canada, IQAS assessments and other documents you submitted will be delivered to a Canada Post Office near you. You will receive a Delivery Notice Card from Canada Post letting you know that your package is available for pick up at your local post office. Packages will be kept for 15 business days. You are responsible for collecting your package on time and showing proper identification.