Credential Assessment & Recognition
The UCJ establishes equivalence and facilitates recognition of foreign qualifications. These qualifications are evaluated by the Council at the request of individuals, educational institutions and employers. Qualifications are also evaluated based on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Free Movement of Persons Act, 1997.
The CARICOM (Free Movement) Skilled Persons Act was designed to facilitate the free movement of Caribbean professionals within the Caribbean region. A document called "A Certificate of Recognition of Caribbean Community Skilled Person" is issued to persons who qualify under the Act. Each CARICOM member state is required to issue this certification to qualified skilled persons entering their shores to engage in any form of employment. The Ministry of Labour administers the CARICOM (Free Movement) Skilled Persons Act in Jamaica.
Please visit the Ministry of Labour website for further information.
Under the Act the UCJ is a point of reference for verifying or certifying qualifications used in applying for a CARICOM Skills Certificate.
Information on applying for an assessment of your qualifications/equivalency assessment: