The most important gift that we human beings are given is the gift of intelligence which does not require certification and papers. The diplomas, papers and the like are a convention made to fit our modern needs.
Anthony de Mello, S.J is one great writer who wrote different works, in his “One Minute Wisdom” he shares several themes. On Authenticity he writes:
The Master was never impressed by diplomas or degrees. He scrutinized the person not the certificate.
He was once heard to say “When you have ears to hear a bird in song you don’t need to look at its credentials.”