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

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: Certification for Continuing Education Institutions

eduQua is the Swiss quality label for providers of continuing education. We can help you gain the eduQua label, confirming the quality of your institution.

ISO 29990:2010 Learning Services for Education and Training – Basic Requirements for Service Providers

The ISO 29990:2010 international standard sets out the quality management system requirements for learning service providers in education and training. ISO 29990:2010 is a specification of ISO 9001:2015 for the education industry. This standard will soon be replaced by ISO 21001:2018.

Modell F

The Modell F program aims to increase experts in Switzerland through flexible learning. SGS is the exclusive certification body authorized by the Modell F association.


A proven quality management system for schools and other educational institutions, Q2E stands for "quality through evaluation and development". In Switzerland, Q2E is used by elementary schools, high schools and vocational schools.

We can help you confirm that you meet Q2E requirements. Q2E certification is evaluated externally by IFES – the national institutional competence center for external quality assurance at upper secondary level – and must be carried out every six years.

Equal Pay

‘Fair-ON-Pay’ defines the procedure for determining and presenting equal pay. The method was developed by Comp-On AG and is based on Logib, the official instrument for verifying wage equality from the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE). As the exclusive certification partner of Comp-On AG, SGS can help your organization to confirm that it is meeting its equal pay obligations.

INSOS Q:2014

INSOS Q defines the management system requirements for organizations in the disability sector. It aims to help increase clients’ quality of life and meet regional requirements. With in-depth understanding of INSOS Q, we can help you confirm that your organization meets the standard’s requirements.

SODK Ost +:2011

Defined by the conference of social directors of the Eastern Swiss regions, SODK Ost + sets out the quality guidelines for the provision of facilities for disabled people. We can help you understand SODK Ost + requirements and confirm that your organization meets the standard.

ISO 21101:2014 Adventure Tourism - Safety Management Systems

Due to a change in Swiss regulations, the "Adventure tourism - Safety management systems" standard has been replaced by ISO 21101:2014. The transition is due at the following renewal. The SIA qualification and risk analysis requirements remain valid.

The SGS Portfolio Evaluation Tool – According to SNBS Requirements

In addition to SNBS 2.0 Building Construction certification, we have developed a portfolio evaluation tool. This enables a self-assessment evaluation of the quality and optimization potential of an existing building or portfolio. The independent evaluation results can be used to form an action plan and the data used for an external benchmark. A test version is available for 10 days.

To find out more about our certification and evaluation services for the education and social institutions sectors, contact us today.