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EITCA Academy

Digital skills attestation standard by the European IT Certification Institute aiming to support Digital Society development

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The European Information Technologies Certification Academy enables access to the European IT Certification standard for digital skills and IT competencies attestation. It is available online from Brussels, EU under a governance of the European Information Technologies Certification Institute (EITCI), a not-for-profit accreditation and certification authority for the programme that develops and disseminates it internationally.

The aim of the European IT Certification is to provide an international framework for the general and professional IT competencies formal evaluation and confirmation with adherence to quality standards and overcoming access barriers. The EITCA Academy participation under the European IT Certification standard is not limited to the European Union, offering opportunity to individuals abroad to develop and attest their IT competencies with a professional certification issued in the European Union, under the European IT Certification Institute governed standard. The EITCA Academy is implemented fully online and is characterized by a new approach, alternative and complementary to the classical professional education and training, as it enables anyone in the world to participate in the EITC / EITCA programmes and obtain corresponding Certificates issued in the EU within a remote conduct, on the same terms globally, overcoming physical and economical barriers of stationary programs.
EITCAAcademy
In terms of curricula advancement, the EITCA Academy - as an international IT competencies certification framework can be treated as a postgraduate program. It is less theoretical in its aproach than the academic programmes credentials and more practice oriented in order to be aligned with professional career development. While the European IT Certificaiton framework attests a similar degree of skills comprehensiveness as more formal academic programmes, it holds certain advantages, as more practically oriented, flexible and conducted fully online. The EITCA Academy constitutes a series of topically related EITC Certification programmes, which can be completed separately, corresponding on their own to standards of industrial level professional IT skills attestation. Both EITCA and EITC Certifications constitute an important confirmation of the holder's relevant IT expertise & skills, empowering individuals worldwide by certifying their competencies and supporting their careers. The European IT Certification standard governed by the EITCI Institute since 2008 aims to support digital literacy, disseminate professional IT competencies and counter digital exclusion by supporting people living with disabilities, as well as people of low socio-economic status and the pre-tertiary school youth. This conforms with the guidelines of the Digital Agenda for Europe policy as set out in its pilar of promoting digital literacy, skills and inclusion.

Skills

  • Internet
  • Security
  • Business
  • Graphics
  • Telework

EITCA ACADEMY AND EITC CERTIFICATION PROGRAMMES STATISTICS

1000+

CERTIFICATION CURRICULA REFERENCE PROGRAMME-HOURS

100+

EITC AND EITCA ACADEMY CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

1 000 000+

CERTIFICATES ISSUED WORLDWIDE TO CITIZNES OF 40+ COUNTRIES

50 000 000+

PERSON-HOURS OF ALL ONLINE DIGITAL SKILLS VALIDATION

50 000+

COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM BOTH THE EU AND ABROAD

EUROPEAN IT CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE

The European IT Certification Institute (EITCI) was established in 2008 under the funding from the European Commission's European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to implement one of the targets of the European Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) in developing a pan-European certification scheme for verifying and attesting digital competencies. The European Commission's funding was granted in a 2007 ERDF project to develop the European IT Certification framework and its online platforms with the objective to diminish digital skills certification access barriers in Europe. The EITC framework supports bridging the digital skills gap in the EU and worldwide. Since 2008 EITCI Institute (operating in a legal form of a non-profit association regulated by the Title III of the Belgian law granting legal personality to non-profit associations of public utility) continued to develop the EITC framework, further advancing it with the EITCA Academy programmes, which are grouping individual EITC certifications into various domains of digital specializations.

EITCIMission
The mission of the EITCI Institute is to support accessing digital skills attestation in various IT application areas as widely as possible, by lowering various skills certification access barriers (including economic ones) and updating the European IT Certification framework curricula.
EITCIEU Funding
EITCI has participated in implementing several European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund projects, some of which included bridging the infamous digital gender gap by disseminating digital skills certification among women (supporting over 250 thousand women in the EU), enhancing digital education in schools by developing and certifying e-Learning skills among teachers (supporting over 10 thousand school teachers in the EU) or establishing the EITCA/EG e-Governance skills certification framework based on the IDABC/ISA standard for the public administration interoperability systems in the EU (supporting with the relevant certification programs circa 5 thousand public administration officers in the EU).
EITCINot-For-Profit Status
As a not-for-profit certification provider in the European Union, EITCI operates under its statutory and legal requirement that all the income from its certification activities is to be allocated in further development of the European IT Certification framework and towards its dissemination. Due to EITCI non-profit status it is able to provide access to the EITCA Academy programmes with subsidies under the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (DSJC) initiative support.
EITCISocial Responsibility
Since 2008 EITCI continuously provides all its certification services with 100% of fees waived to people living with disabilities, to pre-tertiary school students as well as to people living in low socio-economic conditions in a number of underdeveloped countries globally.
BRIEF HISTORY LINE
2008

EITCI INSTITUTE ESTABILISHMENT

EITCI Instititute has been established as a not-for-profit association and an European IT Certification authority, formally attesting IT competencies according to its developed and disseminated EITC / EITCA standards.

2009

EITC / EITCA CERTIFICATIONS DEPLOYMENT

EITC / EITCA Certification programmes which were set out in 2008 were accredited by relevant expert EITCI commissions and deployed online internationally as specialized professional attestment in several IT fields.

2010

EITC / EITCA CERTIFICATIONS DISSEMINATION

EITCA Academy programme has surpassed 5000 certifications in public administration of member states and business corporations with leading demand in the IT security, business systems and computer graphics.

2011

INTERNATIONAL NON-VENDOR IT CERTIFICATION

European based EITC / EITCA Certification is competing as one of the leading international vendor independent professional IT certification standards being implemented fully online.

2012

PROJECTS IN THE EU ERDF COFUNDING

EITCI Institute joined consortia in projects cofunded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) for deployment and dissemination of IT certifications in the EU member states public administration sectors.
2013

EITC / EITCA CERTIFCATIONS RECOGNITION

Over a thousand of companies worldwide certified their professional staff under the EITC / EITCA Certification programmes - total number of individuals certified surpassed 100 thousand.

2014

EITC / EITCA CERTIFICATIONS REPROGRAMMING

Major revisions introduced in IT Security, Business IT, Computer Graphics curriculums, development of public-sector specific EITCA Academies including IT Key Competencies, e-Learning and e-Government.
2015

APPLICATIONS RELATED CERTIFICATIONS

New programme developments in the EITCA Academies and EITC Certifications within the scopes of Internet marketing, mobile applications, web design and management.

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MORE DETAILS ON THE EUROPEAN IT CERTIFICATION FRAMEWORK AND THE EUROPEAN IT CERTIFICATION ACADEMY PROGRAMME

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Certification process organization

There are two kinds of programmes available in the European IT Certification framework:
  • Individual EITC programmes of ca. 15 hours curricula, certifying skills in narrowly defined digital scopes (such as e.g. Linux, TensorFlow or PHP),
  • Comprehensive EITCA Academy programmes that group several (usually 12) EITC programmes in a specialized domain, such as e.g. Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Web Development or Computer Graphics.
The EITCA Academy enrolment fees cover the cost of all included EITC certification programmes, providing participants with all corresponding EITCA Academy constituent EITC Certificates, along with a relevant EITCA Academy Certificate itself. The EITCA Academy programmes are complete and comprehensive certification schemes implemented online in modern fields of digital specializations, defined in a self-contained way to include full coverage of all required fundamentals. The complete EITCA Academy certification programme can be finished in about 1 month. Its