Accreditation of Personnel Certification Bodies
Program Description


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 Criteria,

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.

 

 

                                                 

 

IAR General Procedure for Accreditation

Accreditation Fees

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