Certification of Person ISO 17024 Standard Described

ISO 17024 is the benchmark and requirement for organizations providing certification of persons.  Certification of persons is one means of providing assurance that the certified person meets the requirements of the certification scheme.   Confidence in the respective certification schemes is achieved by means of a globally accepted process of assessment, subsequent surveillance and periodic re-assessments of the competence of certified persons.

ISO 17024 was developed keeping in mind the new certification schemes for persons, in response to the ever increasing velocity of technological innovation and growing specialization of personnel.  There are compensations for the variations in education and training and thus facility the global job market.  Alternatives to certification may still be necessary in positions where public services, official or governmental operations are concerned.