ISO/IEC 17024 is a global standard that sets out the requirements for the competence of personnel certification bodies and the certification of individuals. Achieving ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation demonstrates that a certification body meets internationally recognized standards for personnel certification, which can help increase its global recognition and provide added value to both businesses and consumers.
Through the partnership between the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.) and the International Accreditation Service (IAS), certification programs have the opportunity to add ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation to their NCCA-accredited programs. This dual accreditation leverages the strengths of both sets of standards and builds on the recognition and prestige of the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO's) broader portfolio of standards.
Why Consider Dual Accreditation?
Dual accreditation demonstrates additional commitment to meeting best practices and credentialing standards, which can help increase confidence in the certification program and the certification body. Achieving ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation through the partnership between I.C.E. and IAS can provide added value to the certification program, the certification body, and its stakeholders, including businesses and consumers, by demonstrating a commitment to meeting globally recognized best practices and standards for personnel certification.
Receiving ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation through the partnership between I.C.E. and IAS can also help reduce costs for the applying organization. This includes efficiencies created from the large overlap in the requirements for both standards, use of an online application, time saved in the preparation of materials, as well as overall costs to maintain accreditation.
Already NCCA Accredited?
I.C.E.'s online accreditation portal is designed to automatically transfer details from the NCCA application that fully or partially satisfy the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024 standard. Enter the online portal and add the ISO/IEC 17024 application. I.C.E. will assist in starting, then mapping your NCCA application responses into the ISO/IEC 17024 application.
Not Yet Accredited?
You can pursue accreditation under NCCA and ISO/IEC 17024 at the same time. NCCA accreditation must be achieved first, and accreditation under NCCA and ISO/IEC 17024 will not be granted until the full process is completed. Accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024 can also be suspended or put on hold at any time if you choose to pursue only NCCA. Enter the online portal and add the ISO/IEC 17024 application. After your NCCA application is approved, I.C.E. will assist in mapping your NCCA application responses into the ISO/IEC 17024 application.