About ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation
The international standard (ISO/IEC 17024:2012) was designed to harmonize the personnel certification process worldwide and create a more cost-effective global standard for workers. The requirements of ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard is to establish an internationally accepted benchmark for organizations that are assessing and evaluating the skills of personnel. The main objective is to raise confidence, improve productivity and give direction through enhanced skill-training to the personnel.
ISO/IEC 17024:2012 has several requirements for organizational structure, quality management system elements, competence of personnel, confidentiality, etc. An assessment/certification body must also describe the certification process, how candidates are evaluated and must define periods of recertification. In addition, the Certification Body for Persons (CB) must be able to demonstrate how conflict of interest is managed and must have mechanisms in place to objectively evaluate the outcome of the certification process.
ISO/IEC 17024:2012 contains requirements for Certification Body for Persons in the following areas:
- General & Structural Requirements for the Certification Body for Persons
- Resource Requirements for the Certification Body for Persons
- Records and Information Requirements for the Certification Body for Persons
- Certification Scheme (Development of)
- Certification Process Requirements for the Certification Body for Persons
- Management System Requirements for the Certification Body for Persons