Substitute Qualification Diploma

The State Exams Office's services are also provided online. Please email us at for requests and information. The required certificates, digitally signed, will be mailed to the applicant’s email address. To cover tax duties, the applicant must purchase a 16 euro tax stamp (marca da bollo), place it on the certificate, and “annul” it by signing it. For certificates valid abroad, the applicant can ask for an appointment to collect the signed original certificate directly at the office.

The substitute certificate is the first certificate issued to the qualified person and temporarily replaces the Qualification Diploma, which will be available after a few years from the date of the qualification itself. For information on the availability of diplomas, please consult the Qualification Diploma page.
The substitute certificate is issued upon request. Please note: the qualified person can self-certify the qualification by using the appropriate form; bodies and administrations to which the self-certification is submitted may verify the declarations' truthfulness by contacting our University.

It is possible to apply via email for a digitally signed substitute certificate for qualifications obtained from 2019 up to the present.

Documents required to collect your  Substitute Qualification Diploma:

Payment receipt of the regional qualification fee, to be paid according to the region where the degree was obtained. For graduates in the Lazio Region, the amount is €113.62 to be paid by PagoPa.In the "reason for payment" (causale), please specify, in addition to the other information indicated on the DiSCo Lazio website, also the profession for which you are paying the regional qualification fee.

Graduates from other regions should ask their university or region about the amount and how to pay.

  • a 16-euro tax stamp

  • a valid ID card 

By paying the regional fee, the applicant can also obtain additional qualification certificates. A €16 tax stamp must be presented for each certificate requested. Read the news about certificates (in Italian).

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