ISO/IEC 17024 2nd Edition, “Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons,” has just been released and is available from Document Center Inc. in either paper or pdf format. The standard contains principles and requirements for a body certifying persons against specific requirements, and includes the development and maintenance of a certification scheme for persons.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO/IEC 17024:2003), which has been technically revised. It has already been adopted by CEN for use in Europe and is available as the official English language edition from Document Center, BS EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012.
The standard is intended to achieve and promote a globally accepted benchmark for organizations operating certification of persons. Confidence in the various certification schemes is dependent on a globally accepted process of assessment, subsequent surveillance and periodic re-assessments of the competence of certified persons.
ISO/IEC 17024:2012 can be used as a criteria document for accreditation or peer evaluation or designation by governmental authorities, scheme owners and others.
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