Credits Certificates (for courses, subjects and Distance education)
The World Association for Distance Education may certify with an US credits certificate the US credits equivalency of any course, subject or continuing education earned at an World Association for Distance Education accredited institution or from institutions of education holding an equivalent accreditation (approved by the WADE).
How are WADE credits issued?
US credits are based on the workload students need in order to achieve expected learning outcomes. Learning outcomes describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do after successful completion of a process of learning. Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes.
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The World Association for Distance Education offers hundreds of free education courses in a broad range of popular subject areas. With these courses you may earn US credits towards a degree. Studying a book on your own does not guarantee that the course learning outcomes have been met. In order to get a complete course credit certification you need to demonstrate that you have met the course learning outcomes. To do so you are required to submit a written report of a minimum of 15 pages about the selected subject book.
How meeting the course learning outcomes is demonstrated in order to obtain US Credits?
In order to obtain an US Credits Certificate of a course or subject you must demonstrate that such course learning outcomes have been met. There are several ways that the World Association for Distance Education may verify your training learning outcomes.
1. A course completed at an institution of education.
You have completed a course or subject at some institution of education and you have earned the corresponding course certificate that shows the hours of study and the final grade. Usually that certificate may be accepted by the World Association for Distance Education in order to issue the equivalent US credits certificate.
2. A course previously approved by the World Association for Distance Education.
There are schools and institution of education that request that one or more of their training courses be certified by the WADE. In this case the student will receive the corresponding US credits certificate after successful completion of the course. The institutions of education that want to certify their training in this way must coordinate with the WADE Secretary.
How to order an ECTS Credits Certificate from WADE?
1. Download and fill out the WADE Validation Order Form.
2. Attach a copy of the course or subject completion certificate for validation.
3. Pay the validation fee of $280 . There are no refunds of this fee.
For any additional information concerning this procedure contact the WADE Secretary.