The Association of Estonian Career Counsellors is the authorised organisation for accreditation of career specialists. The occupational standars are available on two leveles, EQF 6 and 7

The professional standards establish the requirements on knowledge, skills, experience, values and personal characteristics necessary for the career specialists. Qualifications accreditation ensure the professional delivery of career services.

The biggest employer of Estonian career professionals, Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (Estonian public employment service) value the accreditation of occupational qualifications and have thus incorprated the requirement in professional guides . The costs of acquiring the qualification is covered by the emplouer. Guidance professionals working in the private sector can benefit from the professional qualification while applying to participate in different field related projects and programmes.

You are welcome to find further details about Estonian qualifications system and the Associations role in awarding qualifications in career guidance in the CareersNet expert collection Digital transitions in lifelong guidance: rethinking careers practiotioner professionalism, published by Cedefop in 2021. See article: The relevance of the Estonian occupational qualification sub-framework in the field of career guidance, by Margit Rammo, on pages 49 – 62.

If you have any questions about accreditation please contact