Frequently Asked Questions

4 Certification

Can I receive formal credits for participating in the European Schoolnet Academy courses?
Why can't I export my badges to my Mozilla Backpack?
What is a digital badge (eBadge)?
Will I receive a digital certificate for participating in a course?

Can I receive formal credits for participating in the European Schoolnet Academy courses?

Whether or not the final course certificate is recognised by your Ministry of Education or other accrediting organisations depends on each country. Teachers from Portugal can get their successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending their certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC. In most other cases, the certificate will not yet be formally recognised, but we are working with ministries and universities to ensure that teachers get the recognition they deserve for completing our courses.


Why can't I export my badges to my Mozilla Backpack?

In order for you to export the badges to your Mozilla Backpack, the email address of your Backpack account must be the same as that of your European Schoolnet Academy account. Please make sure the addresses align, and try again.


What is a digital badge (eBadge)?

Digital badges are validated indicators that show you have acquired certain skills or knowledge, or completed particular tasks. The badges can be placed on your online profiles or imported into your Mozilla Backpack. The Mozilla Backpack is a place where you can collect all your digital badges from a variety of courses and training providers. You can then provide a link to this Backpack to potential employers, who will receive a clear overview of your accomplishments. For more information, see http://www.openbadges.org


Will I receive a digital certificate for participating in a course?

After completing the entire course, participants will receive a digital course certificate and a digital course badge. You can find more information on the certification policy of each course in its own Q&A section.