Recognition and Endorsements
OIPD was established in the UK by the Oxbridge Institute Trust that has its International Professional Qualifications listed in the British Professional Qualifications Handbook, a recognized authority by the UK Government which is also published annually. The Professional Specialist Doctorate (Dr.S) qualification is awarded by OIPD, which is a UK registered Professional Body and Authority is stipulated in the statutes (Rules) of the Oxbridge Institute Trust Deed.(Constitutional Authority)
The professional specialist doctorate qualification is a member fellowship award, offered by other UK and European professional bodies and is aligned to Level 8 of the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Assessment is based a candidates portfolio work-life experiential learning - Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) & CPD credits.

Anyone needing to pursue an academic doctorate (DBA/Ph.D.) degree, could have the path to an Oxbridge partner University with credit exemptions. That means they only need to complete their thesis/dissertation, to obtain their academic doctorate degree.
European American University, Paris (France)
International University of America, London (UK)
Phoenix International University, Shanghai (China)
The Oxford Centre for Leadership (OXCEL) (UK & International)
The same applies to a Professional Masters or Professional Certification (RQF level 7) as they are also listed in the British Professional Qualifications Handbook and widely recognised in industry & commerce for mature and highly skilled candidates. Usually a Professional Doctorate requires 20 to 30 years of related work experience.
Candidates will first need to complete their Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) assessment (used by some Government Ministries & sometimes referred to as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This can include all Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits earned. The more work experience one has, the greater will be the accumulation of points that count as credits towards a Professional Award.
Recognition for the OIPD, a professional membership body, primarily comes from its members and employers who sponsor employees seeking professional awards. The OIPD awards are not academic and are therefore not under the jurisdiction of any government authority or Ministry, such as the Ministry of Education.
The OIPD's Board of International Assessors, highly competent and qualified individuals from 18 countries, ensures the standards of its qualifications and award levels. These qualifications are listed in the British Professional Qualifications Handbook, an official UK register aligned with the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The constitutional recognition and authority for OIPD to offer professional member awards are under the Statutes of the Oxbridge Institute Trust Deed (XCTRUST80159755). It's worth noting that other UK professional membership bodies provide awards, so OIPD is not unique in this regard.