Certification and evaluation services for the education sector and social institutions help to confirm your compliance with recognized standards.

Digital Trust Label DTL

The DTL confirms the trustworthiness of online services and focuses on the following aspects:

  • Data security
  • Data protection
  • Reliability
  • Fairness in relation to all users

The DTL was initiated and launched by Swiss Digital Initiative (SDI) – an organisation chaired by former Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard. SDI issues the label and SGS acts as verification body.

Find out more about the DLT.


The eSeal confirms the professional competence of IT service providers with regard to IT/cybersecurity. It confirms that the IT service provider has implemented suitable technical and organixational measures to guarantee adequate protection against cyber risks to customers. The seal of approval was initiated and launched by the "Alliance Digital Security Switzerland ADSS". ADSS issues the seal of approval and SGS acts as verification body.

Find our more about the eSeal.

SGS Academy

We offer a wide range of training services related to certification, including:

  • IRCA-recognised Lead Assessor courses (5 days, incl. certificate)
  • Company-specific courses (in-house training)
  • e-Learning

We offer sector-specific training courses (e.g., food, medical technology, etc.), as well as topic-specific training (such as cybersecurity, sustainability, supply chains, etc.).

Find out more about the SGS Academy.

Education providers and social institutions need to meet a wide range of regulatory standards. We offer comprehensive certification and evaluation solutions focused on the education and social institutions sectors to help you meet the required standards and confirm the quality of your organization.


eduQua is the Swiss quality label for continuing education providers. We can help you obtain the eduQua label and demonstrate the quality of your institution.

The eduQua:2021 was published on December 15, 2021, and has now come into force. The eduQua:2012 remains valid until June 30, 2025. As a result, recertifications can still be carried out according to the old version until June 30, 2022, without shortening the certificate period. The application for accreditation according to the revised standard has been made.

Find out more about eduQua: certification for continuing education institutions.

ISO 21001

This international standard specifies the requirements for a quality management system for learning service providers in education and training. This standard replaces ISO 29990:2010.

Modell F

This program stands for "Quick recruitment of experts in Switzerland - flexible, life-long learning". SGS is the exclusive certification body mandated by the association "Modell F".

Find out more about Modell F.


Q2E is a proven quality management system for schools and other educational institutions and stands for ""Quality through Evaluation and Development"". In Switzerland, Q2E is used by primary schools, secondary schools and vocational schools.

We can support you in demonstrating that you meet the Q2E requirements. Q2E certification is evaluated externally by IFES – the nationwide institutional competence centre for external quality assurance at secondary level II - and must be repeated every six years.

Find out more about Q2E.


Fair-ON-Pay defines a procedure for determining and presenting wages equality. The method was developed by the company Comp-On AG and is based on Logib, the official instrument for verifying wage equality from the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE). SGS is the exclusive certification partner of Comp-On AG.

INSOS Q Reference System

INSOS Q sets out the requirements for management systems for organizations in the disability sector. It is designed to help improve the quality of life of clients and to meet regional requirements. With our in-depth knowledge of INSOS Q, we can support you in demonstrating that your organization meets the requirements of the standard.

Find out more about INSOS Q.

SODK East+

SODK Ost+ was developed by the Conference of Social Directors of Eastern Switzerland and sets out the quality guidelines for the provision of facilities for people with disabilities. We can support you in becoming clear about the requirements of SODK Ost+ and confirm that your organization meets the standard.

Find out more about SODK East+.

ISO 21101:2014

Due to changes to Swiss regulation. the private/local standard "Safety in Adventure" has been replaced by ISO 21101:2014. The transition is due at the next following renewal. The SIA qualification requirements and risk analysis remain valid.

Find out more about 21101:2014.