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Is there such a thing as a criterion-based diploma or certification in chess skills?

Picking up on part 3 by Brian, indeed there are such things as "Bauerndiplom" for (not exclusively!) kids in Germany. The questionnaire is built by the national federation, the test usually ...
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Is there such a thing as a criterion-based diploma or certification in chess skills?

The short answer is "No". The kind of certification you describe serves three purposes: It serves as a gate for a job. For instance in the UK police and nursing are graduate only ...
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Where can one find a complete chess curriculum?

If you're looking for free online resources, have a look at https://www.chessfactor.com/ . There are complete learning paths including lectures, puzzles and so on that are designed to take you from ...
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Where can one find a complete chess curriculum?

In addition to the Yusupov series, another complete curriculum is the Chess Steps series. It is the official method of the Royal Dutch Chess Federation (source) and comes recommended by The Perpetual ...
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Where can one find a complete chess curriculum?

The closest thing to this is a series of books by Russian-born German GM Artur Yusupov. This is what Yusupov wrote in the introduction: In 2004 I began a 3 year training programme in my chess academy....
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