ISO 17024

Conformity Assessment

General requirements for the bodies that certify people


What is the certification of people?

To certify the competence of the candidates understood as the set of knowledge, experiences and skills required and demonstrated for the effective development of the tasks entrusted.




Accreditation vs Certification

Formal recognition of independence and technical capability of a conformity assessment body to carry out its work in accordance with internationally recognized requirementsAction carried out by an independent entity of the interested parties which indicates that an organization, product, process or service, complies with the requirements defined in standards or technical specifications

ISO/IEC 17024:2012

Base for the recognition of the organisms of certification of people and their schemes of certification under which they certify people, in order to facilitate their acceptance in the NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL domains.





  1. Promotes and facilitates the mobility of professionals
  2. Build trust among stakeholders

  3. Allows effective integration into the International Trade System

  4. Revalues ​​the labor market
  5. Gives national recognition to certification body

  6. Gives international recognition to the certification body

  7. Enables revenue generation

  8. Increases the competitiveness of industrial sectors

Application Numerals

4. General requirements

Includes the following items:

  1. Legal issues
  2. Responsibility for certification decision

  3. Management of impartiality

  4. Legal responsibility and financing

5. Requirements relating to the structure

Includes the following items:

  1. Organizational direction and structure

  2. Structure of the certification body in relation to training activities

6. Resource requirements

Includes the following items:

  1. General staff requirements

  2. Personnel involved in certification activities

  3. External recruitment

  4. Other Resources

7. Requirements for records and information

Includes the following items:

  1. Records of applicants, candidates and certified persons

  2. Public information

  3. Confidentiality

  4. Security

8. Certification Scheme

9. Requirements related to the certification process

Includes the following items:

  1. Application process

  2. Evaluation process

  3. Examination process

  4. Certification Decision
  5. Suspend, withdraw or reduce the scope of certification

  6. Certification renewal process

  7. Use of certificates, logos and trademarks

  8. Appeals against certification decisions

  9. Complaints

10. Requirements relating to the management system

Includes the following items:

  1. Generality

  2. General requirements of the management system

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