About the Scheme
The accreditation scheme for Certification of Persons was launched in August 2013. This new scheme aims to increase the industry’s confidence in personnel certification by providing third-party assurance of the competency and impartiality of accredited Personnel Certification Bodies.
SAC accredits certification bodies that can demonstrate compliance with the following requirements and scope:
|Business (Management) Consultants SIRI Consultant
- Counterterrorism Personnel
- Financial Planners
- Medical Technologies
- Non-Destructive Testing Personnel
- Rope Access Personnel
- Welding Personnel
||Various applicable standards
- Provide assurance to employers, industries and the general public on the competence of certified individuals
- Endorse professionals who have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their duties well
- Enable international recognition of professionals for their abilities
The accreditation process involves an onsite assessment to validate if the CB operating a PC programme is competent and meets the globally accepted benchmark for personnel certification. After the initial award of accreditation, there will be surveillance
visits to ensure continual compliance to the SAC accreditation requirements.
The scheme requires Personnel CBs to follow a systematic and impartial approach in the assessment of the competence of professionals such as welders, medical technologists, NDT personnel, financial planners and business consultants.
This accreditation scheme will provide a transparent system for assessment and recognition of competence and qualifications of workers, which is needed to support the workforce development efforts of the public and private sectors.
The detailed description of the accreditation process can be seen below: