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How to Apply for a Foreign Equivalency Certification for TVET

This service enables Rwandans and foreigners who received technical and vocational education from foreign institutions to apply for an equivalency certificate from the National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA).

The processing time is 7 working days. The price for this service is Rwf 1,000. 


  • Applicants with or without an Irembo account can apply for this service. 

  • Click here to find out how to create an account on IremboGov.

  • Rwandan citizens should have a national ID number.

  • Foreigners should have a valid passport number

  • Required attachments are a technical or vocational training certificate and an academic transcript from the awarding institution. 

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number, email address, or both.

Follow these simple steps to apply for a foreign equivalency certificate for TVET: 

  1. Visit and under Education, click on Foreign Equivalency Certification for TVET. 

  1. Click on Apply

  1. Fill in the Applicant Details and the details will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page.

  1. Attach all the required documents in the right format and size. 

  2. Click on Next to proceed. 

  1. Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click on Submit.

  2. A billing number/ID (88….) will be generated for payment.

  3. Applicants choose the mode of payment: offline (MTN, Airtel, or BK) or online (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). For more information about payment modes, click here.


NOTE: After applying and successfully paying via IremboGov, the application is sent to the National Examination and School Inspection Authority Rwanda(NESA) to be processed; once the application has been approved. The applicant receives an SMS/Email notifying them that the certificate is available and that they can download it from the IremboGov platform.

Moreover, when the applicant has entered their email address while applying for the service, the certificate will be sent to that email address. There is no need to download it on the platform.

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