The European Information Technologies Certification Institute (EITCI Institute) is an European, international not for profit organization working towards development and dissemination of high quality standards in IT competencies, training, and education through processes of certification and accreditation. EITCI headquarters is located in Brussels and its operations are spanning across the EU members states and several countries abroad. EITCI Institute has been established in a legal form of ASBL in 2008 associating number of IT experts in the European Union and abroad with a goal to launch international IT competencies certification framework independent from IT vendors, which develop proprietary and product driven IT competencies certification schemes (e.g. Microsoft, Google, IBM, etc.).
EITCI Institute's core operation is providing formal IT certification services by remote-examination via Internet according to the European Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe and the Europe 2020 Strategy goals related to IT competencies dissemination. Since 2008 the EITCI Institute has developed over 100 IT training and certification programmes and issued over 130 thousand of individual certifications in the EU and abroad. EITCI Institute develops and licenses its international IT competencies confirmation certification standards under the EITC and EITCA programmes (with over 100 EITC curriculums, ranging from basic e-skills to advanced applied computer science skills each consisting of approximately 15 hours didactic content). EITCI Institute combines its certification programming operations with issuing and managing both paper and electronic certifications, as well as performing related examination services under dedicated solutions for remote, Internet based examinations, lowering barriers in accessibility while possibly maximizing quality confidence. EITCI Institute also provides international IT accreditation of educational institutions disseminating the EITC / EITCA certification standards, as well as vendor accreditation and certification of specific IT solutions and emerging technologies. In cooperation with the network of EITCI Institute's licensed partners, additionally to the international EITCA Academy edition, the EITC / EITCA training & certification services (distant or stationary training, based on e-learning and mobile technologies) are offered commercially, localized on relevant markets.