About us

What we do


Online Examination

Holistic, up to date and secure online examination 24/7/365, covering different professional disciplines around DLT, blockchain and digital assets


Academic Collaboration

Active members of the DEC launch and distribute the certificates in their region and can join the DEC’s committees to shape certification standards and knowledge



The DEC works with enterprises to ensure that its certifications match the expectations of industry and enable certificate holders to show distinction in the professional environment



The DEC funds DLT research through its association to enable the blockchain ecosystem to grow and foster industry know-how and adoption

Partner Universities

Who certificates your knowledge?

University College London – UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

The UCL CBT was founded in 2016 to research the effects of Distributed Ledger Technologies and Blockchain into our socio-economic systems and to promote the safe and organic development and adoption of Blockchain-based platforms. The centre is the nucleus for DLT and Blockchain research and engagement across eight different departments at UCL and for its Research and Industry Associate network. Our Research and Industry Associate community consists of over 180 researchers and practitioners from UCL, other academic institutions and companies utilising DLT.

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Information Technology

Located in the Crypto Valley in Switzerland the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School for Information Technology was one of the first Universities focusing on Distributed Ledger Technologies. As a founding member of the Crypto Valley Association and organizer of the IEEE Crypto Valley Conference, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences is deeply rooted in the international blockchain scene. In addition, the Blockchain Lab of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and the CAS Blockchain program combines all activities of the Department of Computer Science.

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management – Blockchain Center

The Frankfurt School is one of Europe’s leading business school and the most aktive DLT University in Germany. The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a think tank and research center which investigates implications of blockchain technology, crypto assets and distributed ledger technology (DLT) for companies and their business models. Besides the development of prototypes, it serves as a platform for managers, startups, technology and industry experts to share knowledge and best practices. The Blockchain Center also provides new research impulses and develops trainings for students and executives. It focuses on industries such as banking, finance, mobility and, “Industrie 4.0”. 

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

The International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is a nationally accredited public technical and research university located in Hyderabad, Telangana, established in 1998 with government of India laying focus on Information Technology and other fields such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communication. It is one of the premier institutions of India and the IIT Hyderabad Blockchain Center of Excellence focused on academic research, technical development and offers advanced educational programs. IIT-H is also a founding member of the Blockchain District in Telangana, an initiative of the ITE&C Department of the Government of Telangana.

Politecnico Di Milano, Graduate School of Business

MIP is the Graduate School of Business part of the Politecnico di Milano ecosystem and the Politecnico School of Management. It is a innovation leader in digital learning which placed MIP amongst the top-ranked schools globally: 6th in the @QS Quacquarelli Symonds Online MBA Rankings and 8th in the @Financial Times Online MBA Rankings in 2021. At the School of Management, Osservatori Digital Innovation has developed the Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Observatory, the Italian leader in research and knowledge distribution around DLT.

NUS National University of Singapore – FinTech Lab School of Computing

NUS FinTech Lab was set up to create experiential learning, connecting between government, corporate & academia, and community. The lab is led by an industry liaison group made up of a global set of representatives from business and financial institutions, government agencies and appointed faculty members of NUS Computing. The lab brings together a diversity of expertise to develop and apply emerging technologies around FinTech, as well as provide resources to train the next generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs, computer scientists and professionals. With their best-in-class Programmes, NUS FinTech lab functions as a platform of learning where students can showcase their innovative work, and industry players can learn how to leverage technological advancement to gain competitiveness.