Issuing a diploma

The LEPL – National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement is authorized to issue a document evidencing the recognition of education – a diploma or a duplicate thereof certifying higher or vocational education. A precondition for issuing the diploma is a positive decision made by EQE on the recognition of education received at an institution that has been liquidated or whose educational activities have been terminated, or by refugees – IDPs from the occupied territories of Georgia. A relevant educational document (a certificate or diploma duplicate) is issued by the LEPL – Education Management Information System (#1a Guram Panjikidze Street, Tbilisi, Georgia), on the basis of recognition of vocational education or secondary vocational education received through 2010. 

Documents to be submitted for issuing a diploma are as follows:

1. Application – application form; 
2. Copy of the applicant’s ID card (notarized translation in case of a foreign document);
3. In case the application is submitted by another person – a document evidencing the authorization (power of attorney); 
4. Receipt evidencing the payment of the fee (GEL 50) (E-payment)
The service is provided within 10 working days from the date on which the relevant application is registered with EQE.
Particulars for making payments to the Treasury
Beneficiary bank – State Treasury
Beneficiary name – Treasury single account
Bank code - TRESGE22
Beneficiary account/Treasury code - 707637113 (fee for the services provided by the LEPL – National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement)
The fee is payable in advance, prior to the provision of the relevant services, in a non-cash form by way of depositing the amount into the settlement account of EQE.

The fee payable for the services provided by EQE is fully refundable if the person concerned refuses to be served before registering the application for the relevant service.

If EQE makes a mistake while providing the service, namely, the document issued has incorrect data, the service will be re-provided to the person concerned without additional charge. In the case where the person concerned refuses to re-accept the service, s/he is refunded the paid fee.
If the amount of the fee paid exceeds the set rate, the difference between the amount paid by the fee payer and the rate set out in this Law shall be refundable to the fee payer. 

The fee is refundable within 10 working days from the date on which a written application is submitted by the person concerned. The application must cover a justified legal basis for the partial or full refund of the fee paid. The application must be submitted within 3 months after payment of the fee. The fee paid after that period is not refundable. Extension of that period or resetting of the missed period is not allowed.