Attestation: general information
Attestation is the assessment and documentary affirmation of the factual qualitative level of:
qualitative characteristics of educational and research services (within commercial activities on the market of the relevant services),
research and educational activities of the specialized institution (without commercial criteria);
professional level of individual scientists and educators.knowledge, b) professional qualification, c) results of intellectual and creative activity.
The IASHE executes the attestation upon requests of the interested parties.
The attestation is carried out by the relevant expert committee through the examination of quality (as well as the novelty — if any) of professional and functional information (knowledge, skills, original research, innovations) — which is the object of assessment)), and the documents presented by subject of attestation, as well as through making decisions concerning the finishing of the IASHE international attestation by the abovementioned person and providing him with an official certificate (attestation document).
Attestation of the qualitative level of knowledge includes the professional, objective and standardized assessment of the factual awareness of the relevant subject of the problems and issues of the related science branch and knowledge (discipline), volume and quality of such awareness, and the ability of the subject to manipulate data, analyze it and make quick conclusions from the process of its comparison.
Attestation of the qualitative level may have two formats:
inspection and approval of the degree of assimilation of the course by the relevant person;
exposure of grounds and abilities of the relevant person to acquire new additional knowledge and skills;
exposure of grounds and abilities of the relevant person to execute efficient research and other analytical activities.
Attestation of professional qualification of the specialist involves the expert assessment of volume, level and quality of knowledge and skills of the specialist upon the criteria of their sufficiency, necessity and completeness for the efficient fulfillment of labor activities and successful enhancement of the specialist’s qualification.
Attestation of the results of intellectual and creative activity involves the expert assessment of the research, its innovativeness, efficiency, orientation on resolving the pressing problems of modern science, the demand for research and practical applicability of their results in various areas of public life.
The IASHE fulfills the attestation upon requests of the interested persons.
Attestation may be initiated directly by subjects — carriers of knowledge and skills which are to be certified, and also by interested third parties — potential or factual partners, employees or contractors of such entities. If a third party initiates an attestation, the procedure can be implemented only with the consent of the subject (carrier of knowledge and skills which are to be certified).
Certification is implemented by an authorized expert group through the following types of assessment procedures:
experience in teaching or research activities;
bibliography of the person;
scientific degrees and titles;
training courses or academic innovations, authored by the person
educational or scientific programs, implemented with the participation of the person;
recommendations and descriptions of educational or scientific activities of the person from educational institutions and from domestic and foreign colleagues;
Methodical contents of an attestation is in studying the necessary (directly related to the object of attestation and important to provide a comprehensive, objective and complete procedure of attestation) consequences and documents presented by the subject of attestation by the relevant expert commission. After the attestation the decision is made whether the stated person passes the international attestation of the IASHE or not. Persons who pass the attestation acquire official certificates.
International attestation of the IASHE has the status of legitimate, open and transparent scientific and public procedure, not only able to ascertain the qualitative level of an object of attestation and to enhance its international prominence, but also to reveal possible flaws of an object and determine reasonable ways of its development and improvement.
All individuals who passed the official attestation of the IASHE therefore acquire 300-1000 credits convertible and usable in the IASHE projects depending on their ranking marks.
All educators and scientists of the world with an identical sectoral scientific affiliation and certified in the IASHE upon identical levels and attestation standards, thus, necessarily recognize such attestation of each other, taking the acquired attestation ranking into account. In addition, such persons must provide each other with the advisory assistance, and participate in the reviewing, characterization and assessment of activities and research of each other (in the agreed form and upon the special request).
A person interested in the attestation, may submit a request for attestation procedure to the IASHE Scientific Council.
The request must specify the level of attestation and the attestation standard of the planned procedure.
An attestation is carried out by the international expert group, formed from among highly qualified professionals — members of the IASHE or from persons involved in various scientific and educational projects of the IASHE.
Documents and explanations for an attestation procedure must be submitted by the interested persons in English or Russian.
Duration of attestation procedures can vary from 15 to 60 days — depending on the level and type of attestation, as well as the complexity of its actual execution.
In each case, the size and the member-list of an expert group (3 to 5 people, called to execute the certification) are approved by the IASHE Scientific Council.
If the person concerned chooses the 3rd level of attestation (involves the direct full-time expert-study of an object of attestation), the delegated expert or an expert group (up to 3 people) fulfill their functions at the place where the object of attestation is located. In this case, the quantitative composition of an expert group is determined by the customer.
If the person concerned chooses the 3rd level of attestation (involves the direct full-time expert-study of an object of attestation), it is reasonable for the host to organize and hold the conference, symposium or other scientific forum with the delegated expert or group of experts on the pre-agreed subject.
A certified person must publish the author’s material, revealing his point of view on the problems related to the scope of his professional or scientific interest in one of the IASHE or PLATONICK publications before the appropriate decision of the IASHE Scientific Council.
Following the results of an attestation, the IASHE prepares and mails attestation documents consisting of the following elements to the customer:
- Attestation Act (presentational document);
- Attestation Declaration (describing the elements of the attestation procedure, the list and signatures of experts);
- The report with the decision of the IASHE Scientific Council concerning the approval of the attestation results
- Honorary certification mark of the IASHE.
A list of all certified organizations and individuals is available on websites and in publications of the IASHE.
Additional details about attestation procedures of the IASHE may be obtained by the interested persons upon the special request.
ATTENTION! Attestation procedure of the IASHE is professional and objective. In every case its results are based on the joint opinion of an independent expert group, approved by the IASHE Scientific Council. These results are not to be adjusted for any reason, not connected with reliable, comprehensive and fair assessment of the attestation object!
Information about the general mechanism and rules for all types of the attestation procedures is provided at the special request of the interested person.