The application for Courses certification/C3MC-label is open to Course Organisers both from within and outside the framework and operating in EU Member States, EFTA states, candidate countries and third countries. Only Course Organisers which have legal personality pursuant to the legislation of their country of origin may apply for certification/C3MC-label. Private companies are not eligible as applicants and requests for certifications of their courses will therefore not be considered or processed.
Only Training Courses which are compatible with the minimum standards described in ENTRI Course Concepts and programmes can be certified. ENTRI does not certify Centers/Institutions as such.
Through the Certification process, ENTRI formally ascertains that the Course having been certified corresponds to the minimum standards as agreed by the members of the ENTRi consortium (i.e. all the learning objectives considered by ENTRI as essential will be achieved). The certification process is a tool through which ENTRi aims at ensuring harmonisation of training standards among training providers working on civilian crisis management training.
The Certification of a Course allows to use the “C3MC” label, that is the ENTRI Certification Logo, which proves that the Course is coherent with the minimum standards requested by ENTRI. This allows the EU, other International Organisations (such as the UN, OSCE…) to immediately depict the level of knowledge and skills acquired by the participant and therefore to know if the candidate possesses the requested requisites to serve in a given position. On the other hand, participants in a training Course may prefer to attend a Certified Training Course so as to satisfy the requirements of recruiting institutions.
The Certification of a course allows using the “C3MC” label, the ENTRI Certification Logo, which proves that the Course is coherent with the minimum standards requested by ENTRI/EU.
By getting your courses certified by ENTRi:
The ENTRi certification mechanism covers a variegated spectrum of training courses (core/specialization) corresponding to curricula that have been already designed, tested and validated within the ENTRI framework and covering many relevant aspects of civilian crisis management (see list of courses).
As a comparison, the official recognition system in place within the United Nations only allows for the certification by DPKO/DFS of UN Police Pre Deployment Training (PDT) courses conducted by Member States or associated PK training institutions (mainly military and police training centres).
In order to be admitted for certification/C3MC-label, a training Course must correspond to training Courses that have been already designed, tested and validated within the ENTRI framework. The list of training certifiable Courses is available on the ENTRI website:Developed Courses At present the following Courses can be certified:
ENTRI is working on additional Course Concepts and programs. As soon as they will be formally approved, they will be uploaded on the website.
No, Courses which are not on the ENTRI list cannot be certified. However, be aware that ENTRI is further developing the list of Courses to be certified. Please visit on a regular basis the ENTRI Website for updates in this regard.
No, unfortunately only courses that are on the ENTRi list of courses available for certification can be certified. In any case, please be aware that ENTRi is further developing the list of courses to be certified. Please visit the ENTRi website on a regular basis for updates in this regard.
For each Course to be certified the interested Center/Institution should fill in a separate Application Form and attach the relevant documentation. All the documents can be found at:/certification/application-procedure.html
The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, a Public University located in Pisa, Italy, will examine and process the request for Certification, on behalf of ENTRI. The application will be screened based on the criteria and procedures spelled out in the Rules of Procedures Governing Certification (Download for the Rules of Procedures Governing Certification). The assessment of each application together with a certification proposal will further be validated and decided upon by the ENTRi Working Group on Certification.
The period between the moment of the request of Certification is received and the moment ENTRI Certification is issued lasts about 45 days. This time frame is normally the rule in those cases in which the Certification request does not present any major problem. In problematic cases - for instance documentation missing, course curricula not clearly displaying learning objectives etc - the time period for issuing the Certificate might be longer.
Certification is valid for three years. Once the certification period has expired, course organisers may re-apply for certification through a simplified application procedure (Download for the Simplified Application Form for Renewal of Certification of Courses). If substantial changes are being made to courses, which have been granted the certification, course organizers are obliged to inform ENTRi. This will involve completion of a new application form for the renewal of certification, detailing the changes that have occurred (structure, format, deliverers, major Course content changes).
At present, on-site visits are not compulsory but at the discretion of the certifying body. The on-site visits can be conducted ex ante and/or during the delivery of the Course, within 4 weeks since the completion of the preliminary review phase. They are aimed at verifying the data submitted by the Course Organiser in its application, seek additional information and determine adherence to agreed standards and criteria.
No, at present, and at least for 2018 no fee will be charged for the examination of the application for Certification and the issue of the Certificate.
These are two different certification processes. The UN training recognition of courses does not imply that courses are also recognised under the ENTRi regime and viceversa.
All the course concepts, programmes and draft agendas can be found at the following web page:/certification/developed-courses.html