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Standards  / /  ISO/ IEC 17024:2012

Standards  / /  ISO/ IEC 17024:2012

ISO IEC 17024 Standards - Individual Certification Programs
ISO/IEC 17024:2012 is an international standard that sets out the requirements for the competence of bodies operating certification schemes for individuals.

This standard helps maintain the quality and consistency of certification programs for individuals, providing assurance to employers and stakeholders about the certified individuals’ competence and qualifications.

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key principles of ISO/ IEC 17024:2012

  • Impartiality and Independence: Certification bodies must demonstrate impartiality and independence in their certification activities to avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Competence of Personnel: The standard requires certification bodies to have qualified and competent personnel with the necessary expertise to evaluate the competence of individuals seeking certification.
  • Certification Process: ISO/IEC 17024:2012 outlines the requirements for the certification process, including application review, assessment, and decision-making.
  • Confidentiality: Certification bodies are required to handle all information obtained during the certification process with confidentiality, except where required by law.
  • Recertification and Maintenance of Certification: The standard sets out the requirements for the ongoing monitoring of certified individuals and the recertification process.
  • Appeals and Complaints: Procedures must be in place for handling appeals and complaints related to the certification process.
  • This standard is applicable to bodies that operate certification schemes for individuals in various fields, such as professional certifications, skill certifications, and certifications for personnel competencies. 
  • This standard helps assure individuals seeking certification of their competencies or skills that the certification process is conducted by qualified personnel using systematic and impartial approaches.
  • Learn More about the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) here.

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