What is the Integrated Qualifications System (IQS)?

The Integrated Qualifications System (IQS) is a solution designed to facilitate the development of human capital in Poland. It is a vital lifelong learning policy tool.

The Integrated Qualifications System (IQS):

-Describes, systematizes and gathers various qualifications in a single register – the Integrated Qualifications Register (IQR).
-Specifies rules and standards for the acknowledgement of qualifications to ensue their quality.

With the implementation of the system:

-every individual can apply for certification of their qualifications – even if they lack profiled
-the qualification awarding process is monitored by competent ministers,
-it is easier for employers to assess the value of a candidate and for employees to present their competence in a credible manner.

The Integrated Qualifications System was established by virtue of the act of 22 December 2015.

The system encompasses the following qualifications:

conferred under the primary and secondary education system as well as the higher education system

  • e.g. university diplomas, a matriculation certificate and school graduation certificates,

non-statutory (market qualifications)

  • included in the system at the request of various entities and awarded by bodies authorised to do so by the competent minister, e.g. qualifications related to bookkeeping, working as a tour guide or developing web pages;


  • awarded pursuant to other laws – outside of schools or higher education institutions, e.g. a driving licence, certificates of competence or medical specialities.

Integrated Qualifications System for You

Learn more about the IQS

What are market qualifications? What can you gain as:
-an employee
-an individual seeking employment
-an employer
-a career counsellor

Learn how to become a part of the IQS

How to describe a qualification or become an awarding body (AB) – when you represent:
-a professional organisation
-a sports union
-a training institution
-a market entity
-a higher education institution

Use our tools and publications

See what we have prepared for:
-awarding bodies (AB)
-external quality assurance entities (EQAE)
-entities describing qualifications
-career counsellors