Sigh... I've had to answer my own question - once again. From here: https://sobat.org/accreditation/ First, get a printout of your PDF certificate through a colour laser printer. Make a photocopy of your printed certificate. Take this to any notary public or authorised department to get this certified. If they need to verify the certificate, they can verify it on our website or through email. I think this web-page is oddly-named. It's called "Accreditation" but as is freely admitted here, SOBAT doesn't have any. Anyway, the process above "authenticates" the degree - makes it real, i.e. not a forgery. Just like an apostille. What it does NOT do is give the degree any standing, or anything similar to accreditation, or Ministry of Education approval. The school has permission to award degrees, but the degrees themselves neither have, nor need, approval. Permission is the key to legality. Whoever gets a job with a SOBAT degree, or uses one successfully, to enrol in a mainstream university (anywhere) -- is super lucky. If you're feeling THAT lucky - you should head for the casino or the track, RIGHT NOW. The right cards, or the right horse could put you in Harvard, money-wise. As long as you don't mention your SOBAT degree.