The Europass Certificate Supplement helps the employer or the educational institution abroad to evaluate the professional competence and skills of the qualification holder.

The supplement provides information on:

  • the content of the studies and the vocational skills provided by them
  • the level of the qualification and the method of completing it
  • the professional qualification and vocational skills produced by the vocational qualification  
  • eligibility for further studies.

The Europass Certificate Supplement can be used by holders of certificates for vocational qualifications. The supplement is used together with the certificate.

There is a separate supplement for each qualification. 

Where can the Europass Certificate Supplement be obtained?

You will get the Europass Certificate Supplement from your own VET institution once you have completed your qualification. VET institutions have the obligation to provide the supplement on request.

Those who have completed their qualification according to the qualification requirements that entered into force on 1 August 2018 can also print the supplement on the eRequirements website of the Finnish National Agency for Education 

If you have completed your qualification according to older qualification requirements, read the more detailed instructions below:

1. Vocational upper secondary qualifications until 1 August 2018

If you have completed a vocational upper secondary qualification according to the above-mentioned qualification requirements (in 2011 or later, by 1 August 2018) you will get the required supplement from your own VET institution. You will also find the right supplement in the archive under the following link: https://laatikko.oph.fi/s/PQG5nkHfPFxSnrA.

Students completing their qualification according to the requirements that have entered into force after 1 August 2018 will find the supplement in eRequirements.

2. Further and specialist vocational qualifications until 1 August 2018

If you need a Europass Certificate Supplement for a further or specialist vocational qualification, you will currently obtain the supplement from your own institution or by contacting the Europass Centre of the Finnish National Agency for Education, if necessary.

Students completing their qualification according to the requirements that have entered into force after 1 August 2018 will find the supplement in eRequirements.

3. Old qualifications: vocational upper secondary qualifications and further and specialist vocational qualifications

Europass supplements have been drawn up for qualifications based on the qualification requirements that entered into force between 1999 and 2001. You will find them in the archive database.

You can also contact the Europass Centre to enquire about the supplement.

Europass supplements are not available for qualifications older than this. If necessary, you can apply to the Finnish National Agency for Education for an advisory statement on your qualification for international use. Click here for more information on the statement is available: https://www.oph.fi/en/services/statements-finnish-qualifications