For the attention of all accredited personnel certification bodies

The National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine (NAAU) informs you that during the Joint Annual Meetings of the International Accreditation Fortum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) the Resolution IAF 2017-19 was endorsed about obligatory reference on accreditation status while conducting personnel certification activities covered by the scope of accreditation.

According to the aforementioned document, personnel certification bodies must transition certification documentation to include the accreditation symbol, and/or, reference the accreditation status of the CB including the identification of the AB, at the time of recertification decision; no later than 30 October 2020.

When granted initial accreditation (for a standard or scope), as of 30 October 2017, the CB must transition (re-issue) previous unaccredited certification documents, within one year after the accreditation decision.

If there is an exception to the above, the CAB must justify the exception to the AB, and if accepted by the AB, the certification is still considered accredited.