You are eligible for a Confirmation of Participation if you have visited at least 50 percent of the course material. The Confirmation of Participation contains the following information: Name of participant, date of birth (optional), course title and summary
You are eligible for a Record of Achievement if you have earned more than 50 percent of the available points in the weekly assignments and the final exam. The Record of Achievement contains the following information:
Features A Qualified Certificate contains the participant’s photo and a supplement with detailed course information. The participant agrees to be proctored via webcam during the graded exercises and exams. With the help of this online proctoring technology, we determine that the registered user is taking the assignments and the final exam in person.
Besides the photo, the Qualified Certificate contains the following information:
If you have booked the Qualified Certificate you will additionally receive a Record of Achievement and a Certificate of Participation, as long as you have fulfilled the requirements.
HPI recommends granting 2 ECTS credits for a Qualified Certificate.
If you intend to receive university credits for an openHPI course, please contact your examination officer first to make sure that your university accepts the certificate. We have prepared a sample certificate and an explanation to present to your examination office, which is available for download here:
HPI provides this service in cooperation with an external European partner, to whom HPI transmits only the photos. Only HPI is able to match the photos to the participant's data. Our partner performs an automatic face recognition and reports any deviations. This complete process results in costs for HPI. Therefore, we request a fee of 60 EUR per certificate.
Please keep in mind that the setup process takes approximately 48 hours. During this time it is not possible to participate in weekly assignments, therefore we recommend that you book a Qualified Certificate early. Please check the deadlines for the weekly assignments and the final exam in your course and make sure that the setup is finished on time. We recommend calculating generously, as a variety of factors can slow down the registration process.
It is still possible to register for a Qualified Certificate after completing the first weekly assignment. In general, this is at the beginning of the second week of the course. It is no more possible to register for the Qualified Certificate once you have submitted more than one weekly assignment or the deadline for the second weekly assignment has passed.
In case one of the following rules is violated, we will be unable to award the Qualified Certificate.
See https://www.smowltech.net/webapp/guia/index.php?lang=en for an illustrated guide.
After you've submitted your solution to a proctored exam, we will display any violation of the rules as detected by our partner. In case you are no longer eligible for the Qualified Certificate due to a violation of these rules, you might still be eligible for a Record of Achievement (without your photo) if you have collected enough points in the weekly assignments and final exam.
There will be no refunds if you did not fulfill the eligibility criteria for a Qualified Certificate.