EAF accredits personnel certification bodies on the basis of the ISO/IEC 17024 standard. EAF offers an internationally recognized accreditation program for the certification of persons.
Accreditation scheme has been developed as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024 standard to establish an internationally accepted benchmark for organizations assessing and evaluating the competence of personnel.
Personnel certification bodies assess the competency of people: electrical engineers, career advisers, welders, inspectors, etc. It starts with an analysis. What type of job does a person have? What are the associated tasks? What skills are required? A personal certification body then examines how the competencies can be tested, for example via exams, assessment or a work piece. In the event of a positive result the relevant person is issued with a certificate. The major difference between this and a diploma is the certification involves ongoing supervision. A certificate therefore has a specific period of validity.
EAF accreditation program for bodies performing the certification of persons provides services for many professional and trade persons, such as auditors, welders and doctors. Certification bodies assess an individual’s skills and ensure that the skills match the requirements of the work being performed.