Duration: 1 October 2006 - 30 September 2008 (postponed to 31 December 2008). This project was officially disseminated in Brussels on 12 December 2008.


The aim of CERTIFIED was:

  • the creation of a new system for the certification of competences and the accreditation of training providers in the EU Financial Services Sector.


The objectives of CERTIFIED were:

  • to accompany and facilitate the increasing macro-level regulation process occurring within the European Financial Services Sector;
  • to build a comprehensive, transparent and self-sustaining system for the certification of employees' competences;
  • to carry out a carefully designed validation process through piloting, research and dissemination activities;
  • to extend the the range of the scope of the sector-based certification and accreditation system by creating a wide and active community of practice in certification and accreditation within the EU.     


The main output of CERTIFIED was:

  • European Certificates for competences corresponding to EQF Levels 4 and 5.


Project Partners:

  • Applicant: EBTN
  • Friedrich Alexander University (Germany)
  • The National Accreditation Centre for Continuing Vocational Training - EKEPIS (Greece)
  • Hellenic Bank Association (Greece)
  • SCIENTER (Italy)
  • Autonomous Federation of Italian Bankers (Italy)
  • Foundation Warsaw Institute of Banking (Poland)
  • The Portuguese Bank Training Institute (Portugal)
  • Chartered Banker Institute (UK)


Relay Points:

  • Febelfin Academy (Belgium)
  • International Banking Institute (Bulgaria)
  • Centre de Formation de la Profession Bancaire- CFPB (France)
  • Frankfurt School (Germany)
  • The Institute of Bankers (Ireland)
  • The Luxembourg Institute for Training in Banking (Luxembourg)


Kindly contact the EBTN Secretariat (office@ebtn-association.eu) for further inquiries

or visit www.certifiedebtn.eu for more information.