Professional Certification through the Web

Professional Certification through the Web


“Empowering Professional Trajectories in Spain through Professional Certifications”



In the context of professional training in Spain, professional certifications play a crucial role in validating workers’ skills and competencies. These certifications not only ensure the quality of training and express the level of achieved competencies, but also officially provide significant occupational recognition for both individuals and companies.

In this article, we will provide a general overview of how professional certifications work, their acquisition process, and their importance in the current job market, answering questions such as: What are these certifications, and how do they really function? Who grants them, and how can they benefit professionals? How are they structured? What advantages do they offer? And most importantly, how has ODILO supported and facilitated the acquisition of necessary content for public institutions to accredit certifications for professionals?

Who grants professional certifications?

In Spain, professional certifications are granted by the State Public Employment Services (SEPE) or by the competent bodies of the autonomous communities. These entities are responsible for administering and overseeing the certification process, as well as ensuring that training programs meet established quality standards.

What exactly are professional certificates? 

Professional certificates are an official means that allows accrediting a person’s skills and knowledge in a specific area of work. Issued by the government through the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) and regional administrations, these certificates are recognized nationwide, making them an invaluable tool for improving job opportunities and increasing competitiveness in the Spanish labor market. For years, many people throughout Spain have carried out jobs and tasks that have not been officially recognized due to lack of access to higher education programs that acknowledge their work capabilities.

To address this and certify the competencies that allow recognition and validation of the work performed, professional certificates emerge, officially recognizing the professional experience gained and the training knowledge in specialized labor matters. In this way, a livestock professional, a hairdresser, or a farmer can obtain official recognition accrediting their years of experience. Each professional certificate corresponds to a structured professional profile in units of competence.

These profiles are grouped into the 26 professional families recognized in vocational training and are classified into three levels of qualification in the National Catalog of Professional Qualifications. This structure allows us to identify the skills and competencies required in different work areas, enabling workers to select training programs that meet their needs and professional goals.

How are the qualification levels structured?

In Spain, professional certificates are structured into three levels representing different degrees of specialization in specific job areas. These levels include:

Level 1: This level focuses on basic and simple tasks, providing training in technical skills and essential competencies for assistant or auxiliary roles in various professional fields.

Level 2: Here, specific skills and knowledge are required to perform administrative, commercial, culinary, among other tasks. This level provides a solid foundation for more specialized professional roles.

Level 3: Upon completing this level, workers acquire the ability to perform multiple activities independently and can assume leadership roles, team coordination, or specialized technical work.

Regarding professional areas, professional certificates cover a wide range of sectors and work activities. From services to healthcare, through industry, construction, and public administration, these certificates offer training and development opportunities in numerous professional fields.

Therefore, professional certificates are available to people working in various professional areas, as long as they meet the training and work experience requirements established for each particular certificate.

What advantages does obtaining a professional certificate offer?

Obtaining a professional certificate, considering the competitive job market we are in, sets professionals apart. Below, we’ll explore four key advantages that these certificates can offer professionals in their career path:

Official Validation of Competencies: Obtaining a professional certificate is like having an official stamp of approval on your work skills. It’s like telling the job world, “Yes, I can do this and I can do it well.”

Improved Job Opportunities: Imagine you have two resumes in your hands: one with professional certificates and one without. Which do you think would be more attractive to an employer? Professional certificates not only demonstrate your experience but also your commitment to your professional development.


Expansion of Job Horizons: With a professional certificate in hand, you are not only qualified to work in Spain but throughout the European Union! This gives you the freedom to explore job opportunities in different countries and cultures.

Guaranteed Quality Training: Certification programs are designed to keep you up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in your field. Obtaining a professional certificate means you are receiving quality training that adapts to the demands of the current job market.

The Role of ODILO in Professional Certification through the Web

With the unstoppable advance of technology and the increasing digitization in all areas of life, the landscape of professional certifications becomes essential to be carried out through digital means.

For ODILO, it is evident that the future of professional certifications lies in the digital environment, where accessibility, flexibility, and innovation are key to adapting to the changing needs of the workforce.

Considering that professional certification has become a fundamental pillar for growth and competitiveness in the job market, at ODILO, we align with the requirements and accreditation process by providing a comprehensive digital platform that redefines how professionals acquire and validate their skills.

In tune with this vision, ODILO offers comprehensive solutions to drive success in this new paradigm:

Limitless Accessibility: Through a digital platform where users can access the necessary content for certification anytime, anywhere. We provide an extensive collection of training manuals to prepare professionals for certification, available in multiple formats to suit individual learning preferences. This eliminates geographical barriers and facilitates distance learning.

Flexibility in Learning: With a variety of online content formats available (ebooks, audiobooks, SCORMs, magazines, podcasts, etc.), professionals can customize their learning process according to their preferences and lifestyle. From ebooks to interactive videos and practical simulations, we offer an enriching and flexible learning experience. Additionally, we provide specialized courses for public certifying services, which can be professionally endorsed by relevant bodies.

Continuous Updating: Industries and technologies evolve rapidly, necessitating professionals to constantly update their knowledge and skills. At ODILO, we keep our platform content updated to match the pace of industry and technological evolution.

Continuous and Personalized Evaluation: We implement continuous assessment systems that offer instant feedback on student progress. Through machine learning algorithms, we adapt content to each user’s specific needs, optimizing the certification process’s effectiveness. Moreover, our innovative certification system evaluates not only theoretical knowledge but also its practical application in real-world situations.

ODILO offers a transformative medium through which both professionals across Spain and organizations can give and receive necessary training to certify the acquisition of indispensable knowledge for certified recognition. We understand that not all individuals needing to certify their competencies are digital natives. Hence, our solution not only includes a digital platform but also provides expert facilitators to guide users through the platform, facilitating the use of new technologies.

Our ability to design personalized competency plans allows us to adapt to the specific needs of individuals or institutions, whether it involves developing specialized technical skills or fundamental soft skills. Our mission is to help every professional achieve their goals and unleash their full potential.

At ODILO, we comprehend the importance of providing comprehensive solutions to facilitate the training of professional workers to obtain their certifications. With our solution, users can rely on an unlimited tool that facilitates professional training while ensuring the validity and quality of certifications awarded. We are committed to being the ultimate ally on the path to professional certification success, thus revolutionizing the field of professional training.