Senior Certificate Authentication

    Umalusi verifies certificates issued for all the following qualifications:

    Matriculation qualifications:

    • The Amended Senior Certificate (ASC)
    • The National Senior Certificate (NSC)

    Vocational qualifications:

    • The National Technical Certificate N3
    • The National Certificate Vocational (NCV)

    Adult Education and Training qualifications:

    • The General Education and Training Certificate for Adults (GETC: ABET)

    Umalusi has records of all learner achievements from November 1992 to date. All certificates issued before November 1992 must be verified by the Department of Basic Education (Schooling qualifications) or the Department of Higher Education and Training (vocational and adult qualifications) as appropriate.

    Requirements for Certification

    In order for Umalusi to certify a qualification, the qualification must be registered on The General and Further Education and Training Qualifications Framework , which is a sub-framework of the National Qualification Framework. Further, the assessment of the qualifications must be nationally conducted, either by the state or by an assessment body accredited by Umalusi, and the provider of tuition for the qualification must be either a public provider or a private provider accredited by Umalusi.

    The Council has the responsibility for the issuing of the following certificates:

    • Senior Certificate
    • National Senior Certificate (FET colleges)
    • National N3 Certificate
    • Subject certificate
    • General Education and Training Certificate
    • Learning area certificate
    • National Certificate (Vocational)
    • National Senior Certificate (Schools)
    • Subject statement

    Umalusi verifies certificates issued from November 1992. All certificates issued before November 1992 must be verified by the Departments of Basic Education and Higher Education and Training (N3).

    A change of personal details due to a marriage or civil union or arising from the situation where a person has changed his or her name through a legal process after the issuing of a certificate do notqualify for a re-issue.

    The only changes to personal particulars that are considered once the window period of one year from the certification date has elapsed are:

    1. Your ID number has changed due to an error by Home Affairs where you and another person were issued with the same ID number. You will be required to submit the original certificate as well as the letter from Home Affairs indicating the change. Application must be made at any of the Departments of Education.
    2. Your ID number has changed due to an error made by Home Affairs in respect of gender. You will be required to submit your original certificate (not a replacement), copies of the old and new ID document and the letter from Home Affairs indicating the change in ID number. You must submit your application at one of the Departments of Education.
    3. Your gender, your names and ID number have been changed.

    Umalusi verifies the National Senior Certificate, Senior Certificate, General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) for adults and N3 certificates and National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV)