Accreditation Guides & Documents - Certificate Assembly

Application for Accreditation (Site Visit)

Accreditation Procedures (Revised April 2019)

  • For information regarding travel for the IFSAC site visit team, see CA Site Visit Team Information, pages 2 and 3.

CA Site Visit Team Information (Revised April 2019)

Criteria for Accreditation of Certifying Entity, April 2017 Edition (Revised April 2021)

This version of the criteria is effective as of June 1, 2018. See important information at the bottom of this page.

Supplemental Material: Basis for Judgment #7 Revision (May 2021)

Supplemental Material: Delegation of Certifying Authority (Explanatory Material)

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

Administrative Review Policy (Revised April 2019)

Three-Year Compliance Procedure

Three-Year Compliance Chart

Review of Written Tests Policy

Unavailable until updated. See Certification Program Administration, General Administration, #15 of the Criteria for Accreditation for information.

Standards Review Guide

 Describes process for submission and acceptance of standards other than NFPA Pro-Qual standards. Includes application for submission.

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.