ISO 17024

/ISO 17024
ISO 170242019-08-05T00:24:35+00:00
ISO 17024 is the benchmark and requirement for organizations providing certification of persons. Certification of persons is one means of providing assurance that the certified person meets the requirements of the certification scheme. Confidence in the respective certification schemes is achieved by means of a globally accepted process of assessment, subsequent surveillance and periodic re-assessments of the competence of certified persons.
This version contains requirements for (Certification Body for Persons) in the following areas
  • General Requirements for the Certification Body for Persons
  • 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
The major changes between the 2003 version and the 2012 version is the detailed information regarding the development of the scheme for certification of persons. The 2003 version required the Certification Body to have a Scheme Committee who had overall responsibility for the development of the scheme but did not elaborate on the components that must be included in the scheme. The 2012 version has an entire clause (Clause 8) that provides detailed information regarding the components that must be included in the development and maintenance of the scheme but allows the scheme owner to be outside of the Certification Body for Persons.
Other changes include a change in reference of “Personnel Certification Body” to “Certification Body for Persons”, defining of additional terms such as “validity” and “reliability”, and the addition of a “principles” section that defines the foundation principles for the standard.