Equivalence of diplomas awarded by foreign education providers in Romania

Submitting the application

    Required documents

    Required documents

    1. Application form – for file submission in physical format

      2. High school diploma

      • copy, if the study document is issued in Romanian, English, French, Spanish, Italian language
      • copy and certified translation in Romanian for the documents issued in other languages

      Note: British school graduates must provide proof for at least 2 A-Levels exams, American School graduates must provide official results – copy

      3. Identification paper  – copy

      • passport / identity card
      • proof of legal name change,  if applicable, copy for documents in Romanian language / English / French / Spanish / Italian, and certified translation in Romanian for other languages


      Evaluation of documents

      Evaluation of documents

      The processing time is 30 days from the date of registration of the application, which should include proper and complete documents.

      If considerable research or correspondence to obtain necessary information is required, during unusually busy periods or when circumstances beyond our control prevail, the time span as indicated above may be extended.

      Check the status of the file by accessing File status check

      Issuing the certificate

      Issuing the certificate

      • in electronic format, in the PCUe platform, for the requests sent online
      • CNREDworking hours: Monday to Thursday,  between 09:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00

      National Centre for Equivalence and Recognition of Diplomas
      nr. 12 Spiru Haret street,district 1, 010176 Bucharest

      • university,
      • County School Inspectorate,
      • Via mail, to the address indicated in the application
      • Via courier – payment upon reaching destination – the courier service is contracted by the applicant

      The certificate  is issued to the holder or  to a person authorized by power of attorney.

      Duplicate release

      Duplicate release

      In case of loss, partial or complete damage of the certificate, a duplicate can be issued upon submission of official request and the following documents: copy of the diploma which was recognised; copy of personal identity document; a notary statement regarding the loss or damage of the certificate – original.

      Appealing procedure

      Appealing procedure

      The appeals shall be submitted to the M.E.C. Registry within 45 working days from the date of issue of the recognition / equivalence certificate and, respectively, from the date of notifying the reasons for non-recognition. The deadline for resolving the appeals is 60 working days from their registration with CNRED. The term of settlement can be extended in justified cases, the applicant being notified in writing, through postal services or electronic mail.


      Mirela ANDRONE, Inspector

      E-mail: mirela.androne@edu.gov.ro

      Phone: 021 405 56 71, Fax: 021 317 85 17

      Issuing of certificates

      Phone: 021 405 63 23, Fax: 021 313 10 13

      E-mail: florica.oancea@edu.gov.ro

      Video tutorials for the online transmission of files, through the electronic Single Point of Contact