Verify qualifications

You can verify your educational qualifications on the National Learners’ Records Database (NLRD) via SAQA VeriSearch at the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). If you are an employer, you can also confirm the qualifications of your employees on the database. If you want to check your own information, you will receive the full record of what the NLRD holds concerning you. 

When other parties verify your information as a learner, they must give an exact query (which qualification, institution and date). SAQA’s response is either “found” or “not found” concerning that information only.

Information currently available:

  • University achievements from 1986 to 2011 in full; partial information from 1965 to 1985; and information from 1964 back to 1900.  (Later information is currently being loaded, and can be verified against the unaudited dataset that is held separately from the NLRD itself.)
  • Technikon achievements from 1999 to 2005.
  • Senior Certificate achievements from 1992 to 2012.
  • Achievements submitted by Quality Assurance bodies such as SETAs.

Go to SAQA VeriSearch for more information on how to verify your educational qualifications.