Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Accredited Education Verifications

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Educational qualifications can paint a strong candidate picture, but can you be sure the image being portrayed is truly accurate? Education Verification is a simple and effective way to check the honesty and suitability of your candidates.

Accredited Education Verifications for the Singapore Employment Pass

Sterling is a MOM accredited background screening company to verify education and qualifications for the Singapore Employment Pass which allows foreign professionals to work in Singapore.

An employer, or appointed employment agent, needs to apply on behalf of the candidate.

Verify Education for Foreign Candidates Looking to Work in Singapore

To safeguard the integrity of the Employment Pass application process, employers declaring foreign candidates’ educational qualifications in support of Employment Pass applications must verify the authenticity and accreditation of the educational qualifications. Therefore, as a part of the Employment Pass application process, employers are required to submit proof of verification of the education qualifications which may be obtained from a MOM designated background screening agency, such as Sterling. We will confirm the authenticity and accreditation of the non-Singaporean national’s educational qualifications.

Why the Ministry of Manpower Selected Sterling

Candidate Experience

Candidates can complete their background screening forms quickly and on-the-go. We offer candidates a helping hand through multilingual email and phone assistance during extended business hours.

Global Expertise, Local Presence

When you have specific background screening requirements, we offer guidance on best practices, and we’ll also support your screening program by using benchmarking reports and other analytics.

High Compliance and Security Standards

We help to mitigate risk in a complex, evolving regulatory landscape via a combination of advanced technology and in-house expertise to align and comply with global, regional, and local hiring regulations.

MOM Trusts Sterling Based on Criteria Including:

  • Strong customer support capabilities
  • Scale of operations and geographical coverage
  • Cost and time taken to verify qualifications
  • Processes to ensure quality of verifications and confidentiality of client information

Aside from having worldwide operations, [Sterling] also provide authenticity checks on educational qualifications and accreditation checks on educational institutions.”

The Straits Times

How Does Our Education Verification Process Work?

Education Verifications authenticate candidates’ academic history, industry qualifications, and professional membership claims directly with registrars and administration offices, many of whom know us well. We compare claims made by your candidate with information on the official files and alert you of inconsistencies.

A Secure and Reliable Measure of Honesty

  • A consistent and auditable process
  • Forgery-protected results delivered securely online
  • Unbiased, unaltered records obtained directly from educational institutions
  • Verified by teams with knowledge of diploma mills and fraudulent education institutions

The Sterling Difference

  • 240
    countries and territories
    where Sterling checks are
  • 1 - 15
    business days on average for results to be reported depending on the country and source
  • 16 - 55
    SGD per education verification depending on specific requirements and order volumes
Source: Sterling 2023

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