How OpenClassrooms diplomas are recognized

Are you thinking of signing up for an OpenClassrooms program and are curious about our diploma qualification? Specifically, are you wondering how your diploma will be recognized by future employers and/or other learning institutions?

Then you have come to the right place. It is important to understand the answers to these questions in order to be sure you are making the right decision aligned with your professional goals.

Below we delve into the details of accreditation at OpenClassrooms programs.

Accreditation of OpenClassrooms diplomas

OpenClassrooms is a private distance learning education institution that is officially registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France. We offer our own state-recognized diplomas, as well as a range of qualifications  with other prestigious academic partners.

OpenClassrooms paths lead to diplomas registered (or to be registered) on the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) and benchmarked to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at levels 5, 6 or 7, which is equivalent to the level of an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s qualification, respectively.

You can find more information here about the National Directory of Professional Certification (RNCP). To learn more about EQF, go here.

If you would like to talk to an advisor to ask further questions about the accreditation of our diplomas, please book a call.

How will future employers view my diploma?

Most job postings list a formal qualification, such as a diploma or degree as a preferred item, if not a requirement. An OpenClassrooms diploma shows employers that you have the skills and competencies they seek.

We reverse-engineer our curriculum to meet the specific skill sets needed for in-demand jobs. Our programs are project-based, requiring students to build products and solve issues that they would realistically face in a future role. These projects make up a professional portfolio that showcases students’ job-ready skills.

You will learn all the necessary skills for a job in your target field and a portfolio to prove them. What’s more, included in your OpenClassrooms program, you are assigned a career coach who helps you find a job.

Our qualifications are widely recognized and valued by employers. Many companies choose OpenClassrooms to reskill their employees and/or train new employees before they start on the job.

These companies include Microsoft, Salesforce, Capgemini, AXA, and Deliveroo.

If you live and/or are applying to jobs outside of France, you may not benefit from having a diploma accredited by your country, but you will have a diploma accredited in France. And in today’s global economy, education is global too.  

To learn how to position your OpenClassrooms diploma to future employers go here.

Will I earn academic credit?

For those  who wish to use an OpenClassrooms diploma to pursue further academic studies and have questions about equivalency, make sure to verify conditions with your institution in advance.

OpenClassrooms has no obligation to offer paths that lead to qualifications, which will help you gain exemptions, equivalences or pre-requisites from another institution or accreditation organization

OpenClassrooms are non-credit diplomas which are focused on professional and vocational qualifications. They teach you the skills you need to be job-ready and progress in your career.

What our graduates say

Michael, alumni of our Full-Stack developer program

Anais,  alumni of our Junior Web Developer program

Margaret, alumni of our UX Design program


More questions about accreditation at OpenClassrooms?

Speak to one of our student advisors.


Article updated on 16 May 2019.



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