The case study was about the process of Recognition, Validation and Certification of Competences developed in the ESDIME’s New Opportunities Centre, in the Fundação Alentejo’s New Opportunities Centre and in the Centro de Formação Profissional of Portalegre’s New Opportunities Centre, where it’s possible for adults over 18 years to obtain an academic certificate/diploma of basic and secondary levels, through recognition of competences acquired throughout life. This New Opportunities Centres is part of a national network of 459 Centres, under the custody of the National Agency for Qualification