Open ECBCheck is an accreditation and quality improvement scheme for E-learning Programmes and institutions in international Capacity Building. This low cost framework supports capacity building organisations to measure how successful their e-learning programmes are and allows for continuous improvement through self-assessment, peer collaboration and benchmarking. The Open ECBCheck provides a quality label valid for three years, after this period programs and institutions can re-apply in order to re-obtain the label. Certified institutions and programs also commit to reporting improvements made after having received the certification.
Open ECBCheck has been developed through a participative process initiated by InWent. This interagency collaboration involves about 25 international capacity building agencies (among which 8 are UN agencies). 
The Open ECBCheck is based on a self-assessment exercise followed by a peer-review performed by external agencies (see the certification process).
Both the self-assessment and the peer-review are guided by a set of criteria. The label has two different sets of criteria for the evaluation of a programme or an institution.
Set of Criteria for a Program / Course Certification
The program/course quality criteria are divided into seven main areas:
Set of Criteria for an Institutional Certification
The institution quality criteria are organised into four main areas:
The Open ECBCheck label makes use of 5 central methods for quality evaluation and validation:
|Applying for The Open ECB-Check|
The Open ECBCheck process is structured into seven distinct steps in which a course or a programme is analysed and evaluated.  The steps involved in the Open ECBCheck process are:
0. Inquiry: An organisation interested in obtaining the certification either for the whole institution or for a specific program or course contacts the Open ECBCheck Administration Office (http://www.ecb-check.net/).
The peer-review is submitted to the Administrative Office.