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Accreditation Advisory for ISO 17024

ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation Advisory Services Globally.
ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity assessment – deals with the general requirements for bodies operating certification of persons in order to enhance confidence in the bodies engaged in personnel certification. Accreditation regarding bodies engaged in ISO/IEC 17024 personnel certification is a procedure through which an authoritative body provides formal recognition of technical competence for specific activities conducted by the certifying body, based on third-party assessment. This is based on ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard. ISO/IEC 17024 is an International Standard drafted in accordance with the rules provided in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2. 

ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation is managed by IAF MRA (International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement). IAF’s primary engagement is in the development and updating of guidelines related with accreditation activities. Owing to such international arrangements acceptance of person between countries to which MRA partners represent is ensured. Upon accreditation of certification bodies by such recognized body, the certificate of person receives acceptance globally because of mutual recognition. These standard were initially published in year 2003 and which got revised in 2012. The following principles are contained in the standards:

  • The overarching purpose of ISO 17024 certification of personnel is to provide a recognition to an individual's competence to perform a job or a task.
  • The ISO 17024 certification body is responsible for ensuring that only those personnel who demonstrate competence are awarded certification.
  • The certification body should act responsibly, so as to provide and enhance confidence of the interested parties in its competence, integrity and impartiality.
  • Certification of persons offers value emitting through public confidence and trust. Public confidence is based on a valid assessment of competence, through a third party, which is reassessed and reconfirmed at defined intervals.


ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Certification

ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation Certificate is issued by an accreditation body, authorized by IAF MRA (International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement) so as to provide an accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17024:2012. The ISO 17024:2012 certification is issued for a period of three years and is an outcome of a successful completion of pre-assessment and registration (final) assessment. The ISO 17024 certificate’s validity is for a period of three years from the date of issue. After a period of one year surveillance audits are conducted by the accreditation body. Once the period of three-year cycle is completed, renewal assessment is conducted for continuation of the certificate.

Wood Certification Private Limited has experience in providing consultancy in ISO/IEC 17024:2012 across all types of certifying bodies that includes technical certification in the fields of mechanical, electrical, electro–technical as well as financial certifications etc.

Wood Certification Private Limited is an ISO 17024 consultant / advisor in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Tunisia, South Africa, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina etc. and develop the systems through the following process;

  • Thorough micro–level survey across all inspection parameter of the certifying bodies which cascades into a detailed gap analysis report,
  • Hand holding in preparation of all applicable documents required by ISO/IEC 17024:2012. This is based on detailed study of all the activities that the certifying body conducts.
  • Providing training across all levels of employees for ISO/IEC 17024,
  • Supporting effective implementation of system through periodic visits right up to formal accreditation,
  • Conducting internal audit to assess preparation levels and readiness for the accreditation,
  • Supporting management review meetings to support the certification body for an effective implementation of all the issues pertinent to certification,
  • Observing/ demonstration of personnel certification activities to strengthen confidence among the employees and the team.


Advantages of ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation

  • Creates a work force that facilitates an eco-system that allow business/ industries within the country to venture into new business,
  • Enhances and benchmarks the quality of the workforce available for industries within the country,
  • Facilitates employers to know “who they are employing”
  • Facilitates mobility of workers within the country,
  • Facilitates workers to work internationally,
  • Builds and sustains concrete pathway for workers to elevate in the job market within the country,
  • Improves efficiency, productivity and effectiveness in the overall certifying bodies operation,
  • Advances level of motivation, co–operation, workmanship and quality awareness thereby improving competence,
  • Leads to an increase in the confidence in personnel performing work. Facilitates enhanced control over processes and activities throughout certifying bodies. Optimum utilization of time and money.
  • Provides recognition and credibility globally
  • Provides a definite edge over competitors.


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