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How to use the Qualifications Registry

Qualifications Registry of Jamaica

How to use the Qualifications Registry

The Qualification Registry of Jamaica (QRJ) is a valuable tool that publishes information on qualifications by career, subject and profession. The registry is especially geared to the following categories of persons:

  • Learners
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agencies
  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Parents

Access Qualification Statements


The Registry allows for the retrieval of information offered by education and training institutions as well as organizations. The qualification statement allows one to have a sense of the content of qualifications in order to make decisions concerning career and academic progression. The information on each qualification will appear in a qualification statement as seen below:

Qualification Statement Template

In order to access the Qualification Statement, follow the following steps:


Register a Qualification

In applying for the placement of the qualifications your institution or organization offers on the registry. You may choose from the following options:

  1. Institutions and Organisations may register programmes that are already quality assured must complete all fields covered in this guide


Qualification Placement Template with Guide1

  1. Institutions that are seeking to have new qualifications placed in the register may use this document.


New Qualification Placement

In order to register a qualification, follow the following steps:



Assessing a qualification

You may desire to have qualifications assessed for the following reasons:

  1. Further study
  2. Access profession
  3. migration


Click on “register a qualification: Guidance to Institutions”

Prior Learning Assessment Recognition Information

PLAR information is available on the website to educate persons on how they can access higher education and training without a formal academic background




Career Development

A range of information is available on the website covering information about scholarships, tertiary/ training institutions as well as databases capturing information on tuition, occupations and the labour market.