|Accreditation of Personnel Certification Bodies
IAR operates a third-party assessment and accreditation program geared towards organizations that certify personnel.
The set of criteria employed by IAR for accreditation is contained within ISO/IEC 17024 - which is a conformity assessment standard that specifies requirements for organizations that certify individuals against specific requirements, including the development and maintenance of a certification scheme for personnel.
Organizations that pursue ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation are usually:
|Membership Organizations / Associations|
|Professional Certification Boards|
|Consultant Certification Bodies|
|Auditor / Assessor Certification Bodies|
|Trainer / Instructor Certification Bodies|
|Technical Expert Certification Bodies|
For each Certification Program to be considered in the Scope of
Accreditation, organizations would define:
|The Body of Knowledge,|
|Competence Evaluation and Certification Procedure(s)|
These elements would normally be described in a Quality Manual or other policy or operational document that describes how the organization meets the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024.
The organizationís Certification Program practices and related documentation would be reviewed by IAR Assessors in order to determine conformity to ISO/IEC 17024. See a general description of IARís Accreditation Procedure.
To obtain an official copy of ISO/IEC 17024 visit the ISO website.