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3.3 Validation / Certification


At the end of the internship period, the company delivers a certificate to the trainee which must include dates, number of hours, and field of activity (sector).

This certificate is issued to the trainee in all cases, even if the experience has not led to successful results.

The validation of the training abroad within the trainee's pathway can be achieved by a variety of means. One possibility is the certificate and the evaluation report included in the proposed monitoring notebook including the documents used by the sending partner for the validation. Other equivalent documents could be used for this goal.

The EUROPASS_MOBILITY documents, which will be delivered to the trainee as a proof of the experience, must be filled in and then signed by the company; the tutor of the sending partner, the coordinators, or the trainee should make sure that these documents are correctly completed as it can be used as another tool for certification and validation.

The sending partner will introduce all the data and information used in the first phase of the internship.


Mobility experiences have to respond to training needs of the participant and they must meet the set objectives.

Certification is a document which proves that an internship has occurred within certain conditions (period, dates, tasks…) without mentioning the results of it.

Validation is the process that leads to a recognised experience by means of a document that can be included in the trainee's training pathway.


A certificate of the internship period can be delivered by the company according to its own model or following the proposal of the tutor of the sending partner.

The documents necessary for the validation of the experience may vary form one educational institution to another. It is usually the sending institution that validates the internship period in the light of the documents issued throughout the experience (company's certificate and evaluation, logbook, etc.).