Accreditation Guides & Documents - Certificate Assembly

Application for Accreditation (Site Visit)

Accreditation Procedures (Revised October 2017)

  • For information regarding travel for the IFSAC site visit team, see CA Site Visit Team Information, pages 1 and 2.

CA Site Visit Team Information (Revised October 2017)

Certifying Entity Self Study Process

Criteria for Accreditation of Certifying Entity, April 2017 Edition (Revised October 2017 and April 2018)

  • Effective June 1, 2018. See important information at the bottom of this page.
  • Do not use the separate Site Visit Worksheets listed below if using this criteria. This document includes checkboxes and comment boxes the entity is required to complete and submit for accreditation/reaccreditation site visits.

Criteria for Accreditation of Certifying Entity, September 2016 Edition (no longer available - use April 2017 Edition above)

  • Obsolete as of June 1, 2018. See important information at the bottom of this page.
  • Entities using this criteria through May 31, 2018, must complete and submit the CA Site Visit Worksheets (below) for accreditation/reaccreditation site visits.

Delegation of Certifying Authority (Explanatory Material)

Reciprocity and Equivalency Memorandum

CA Site Visit Worksheets for CA Accreditation (no longer available - use the Criteria for Accreditation of Certifying Entity, April 2017 Edition above)

  • Obsolete as of June 1, 2018. See important information at the bottom of this page.

Administrative Review Application (To add levels to accreditation between site visits)

Administrative Review Policy

Three-Year Compliance Procedure

Three-Year Compliance Chart

Review of Written Tests Policy

Standards Review Guide

 

Important Information Regarding Accreditation Criteria

The IFSAC Certificate Assembly Criteria for Certificate Accreditation with Basis for Judgment Statements has been revised and was approved by the Certificate Assembly membership April 8, 2017. The new criteria is fully effective June 1, 2018. IFSAC Certificate Assembly members having a site visit for accreditation or reaccreditation prior to June 1, 2018, may use either the previous edition of the criteria and the site visit worksheets for the criteria, both dated September 2016, or the new criteria approved April 8, 2017. Certificate Assembly members having a site visit June 1, 2018, or later must use and submit the new criteria document that was approved April 8, 2017. Note that separate worksheets will not be used with the new criteria as checkboxes and information/comment boxes required to be completed have been merged into the criteria document as part of the recent revision.

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