Application for your certificate
According to Article 2 of COURT ORDER EDC/216/2005, of 4 May, by which the procedure for the issue of non-university academic and professional qualifications in Catalonia is governed (URI ELI: https://portaljuridic.gencat. cat/eli/es-ct/o/2005/05/04/edc216), the application for the issue of non-compulsory level certificates is initiated by means of an application made by the interested party, or person representing him/her, to the secretary at the academic institution where the student has completed his/her studies.
The academic institution, once it has checked that the student meets the academic requirements, will send him or her an e-mail to start the procedure.
- You will have to send an application for a non-university academic and professional qualification that the centre will send you by e-mail or fill it in personally you prefer to apply in this way.
- Once the application has been made, the centre will provide you with a receipt for payment of the fee corresponding to the fees for issuing the certificate applied for, in accordance with the current rates established in the Law on Public Fees and Charges of the Catalan government, and/or documentary evidence of the requirements to be eligible for the benefits and exemptions set out in the applicable legislation.
- Processing the application requires advance payment of the fee corresponding to the issue of the requested certificate. You will have 10 days from the date of issue. If you fail to provide proof of payment of the issuing fee, the application will be rejected without further processing, and you will have to start the procedure again at a later date.
- The payment of the fee to issue the certificate is carried out through payment to the credit institution(s) designated by the Department of Education in the Catalan government, as well as those established by other departments for the management of certificates for the centres to which they are affiliated. Students are provided with an official receipt stating the academic and professional certificate is being processed and that the payment has been made.
- If everything is correct, the person in charge at the Secretariat will sign and stamp the receipt, which contains all the necessary data, and give it to the student. The receipt, duly signed and stamped by the person in charge at the Secretariat and by the bank, can be used for all effects and purposes in lieu of the certificate, until the definitive certificate is issued.
Delivery of the certificate to the interested party and complaints
- According to article 6 of the aforementioned COURT ORDER, the academic institution must notify the interested parties that they can collect the certificates in person or through a duly authorised third person, once they present a receipt accrediting the fact it is being processed.
- The authorisation of a third person to collect the certificate must be made using a written document from the interested party identifying the authorised person, who must provide a photocopy of his/her National Identity Card and a certified photocopy of the student's National Identity Card.
- In exceptional and duly justified cases, it is possible to request that the certificate be transferred other provinces of Spain or other countries, if a written request is provided by the interested party designating a Spanish public office or Consular Office, respectively, where the certificate is to be sent for delivery and to be signed. This procedure must be carried out using a form called Request to send titles.
- If the interested party or the authorised person finds errors in the content of the certificate, he/she must refrain from signing the certificate and request that the certificate be reissued with all the necessary corrections having been made.
- If the interested party considers that everything is correct, he/she must sign the certificate in the space reserved for this purpose and return the receipt accrediting the fact it’s being processed. Immediately afterwards, the certificate will be delivered, and the interested party must sign the register of reception and delivery of diplomas established in section 6.6.
- When the person who collects the certificate is not the interested party, the person authorised to collect it must return the receipt and sign the register of reception and delivery of certificates, to demonstrate agreement with its content.
- Once the certificate has been delivered and the register of reception and delivery of certificates has been signed, any costs arising from the issuing of a duplicate requested by the interested party to correct the original certificate shall be borne by him/her.