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Free 10-Week Food Microbiology Course Starts Soon in Sydney, Australia

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Interested in a career as a food auditor? Want to update your food auditing skills and knowledge? Happen to live in the Sydney, Australia, area? Sydney TAFE has introduced a fee-free short course in food microbiology. Commencing April 27, the course will run for one night a week for 10…

Interested in a career as a food auditor? Want to update your food auditing skills and knowledge? Happen to live in the Sydney, Australia, area?

Sydney TAFE has introduced a fee-free short course in food microbiology.

Commencing April 27, the course will run for one night a week for 10 weeks – finishing up early August.

The course is aligned to nationally accredited units: FDFFST4004A Perform Microbiological Procedures in the Food Industry, MSL973004 Perform Aseptic Techniques, and FDFOHS4002A Maintain OHS Processes.

The food microbiology course offers a combination of integrated theory and practical sessions in a PC2 industry-standard microbiology laboratory at Sydney TAFE’s Ultimo College and is delivered by qualified, industry-experience trainers.

The course is worthwhile attending for:

  • Individuals interested in a career as a food auditor
  • Those wanting to update or expand their food auditing skills and knowledge in relation to food microbiology
  • Individuals applying for the NFSA Level 1-4 who may not have the tertiary education to meet the 40 hour Food Microbiology’ requirement
  • Those currently certified in the Management System Auditor Certification Scheme (Competency Based Food Safety Auditors) as the course may assist in their transition into the NFSA Scheme

Upon completion of the course, individuals will be able to apply for credit toward the food auditor qualification – Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology FDF40311.

For those interested in learning more about the food microbiology course, an information session will be held April 20 at Sydney TAFE’s Ultimo College in Building B, Level 7, Room 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can register your interest with Jeanette Ramos at SI.UltimoAlliedHealth@det.nsw.edu.au or on 02 9217 3100 by April 18.

Exemplar Global to Support Aftercare Conference

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Exemplar Global’s Gratiis division will have a strong supporting role at the Aftercare My Career, Pathways to Practice, Mental Health Practitioner 2016 National Conference to be held next week in Sydney, acting as key sponsor, exhibitor, and breakout session facilitator. Exemplar Global Gratiis has been working for some time now…

Exemplar Global’s Gratiis division will have a strong supporting role at the Aftercare My Career, Pathways to Practice, Mental Health Practitioner 2016 National Conference to be held next week in Sydney, acting as key sponsor, exhibitor, and breakout session facilitator.

Exemplar Global Gratiis has been working for some time now with Aftercare—an organization that delivers mental health and intellectual disability services to more than 5,000 people each year.

Aftercare’s one-day, highly interactive networking and learning event will explore the professional development and strategic positioning of the rapidly growing mental health practitioner role.

The event will see key stakeholders congregate to discuss the evolution of the mental health practitioner role and will host talks on topics such as strategic developments, associated professionalism and accreditation, career pathways, and the value of practical experience in the mental health service delivery.

The conference will be opened by Pru Goward, New South Wales (Australia) minister for Mental Health. Speakers include David Butt, CEO National Mental Health Commission, and Damien Edwards, general manager Investment Approach, Work and Income, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand. Helen Sanderson and Rob Michael-Phillips from Helen Sanderson Associates will host a joint Skype presentation from the United Kingdom.

Exemplar Global CEO Peter Holtmann will also host a breakout session titled, “How Will the Mental Health Practitioner of the Future Work?” which will involve a group discussion about career pathways for mental health practitioners.

The conference will be held on April 6 at the Sydney Masonic Conference and Function Centre, at 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, NSW.

For those attending the conference, Exemplar Global Gratiis would love to meet you. Please stop by our booth and say hello.

For more information about the conference, please click here.

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Seeking OHS Expertise for Development of ISO 45001 Auditor Exam Development Committee

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Exemplar Global seeks volunteers to develop an assessment to certify auditors to the ISO 45001 occupational health and safety standard (OHS) that is due to be published later this year. Exemplar Global has reached an agreement with IAAR to develop the program, and we are seeking subject matter experts with…

Exemplar Global seeks volunteers to develop an assessment to certify auditors to the ISO 45001 occupational health and safety standard (OHS) that is due to be published later this year. Exemplar Global has reached an agreement with IAAR to develop the program, and we are seeking subject matter experts with a minimum of five years of experience in OHS auditing to develop the assessment for the certification.

As a member of the ISO 45001 Auditor Exam Development Committee, you will add value to your industry by ensuring that certified ISO 45001 auditors are competent and contribute to the validity of the certification program by ensuring that the certification exam is relevant and appropriate. Past members of such committees have often shared the value they receive in participating in these committees in terms of increased professional development and networking opportunities.

If you would like to be considered for the ISO 45001 Auditor Exam Development Committee, please complete and submit the Committee Acceptance Form and Exemplar Global Confidentiality Agreement, stating that no confidential information will be disclosed to a third party. Send forms to notice@theauditoronline.com no later than Friday, April 8, 2016.

Work will be conducted between April and August of this year in conjunction with the development of a training program that will be undertaken by a separate organization. Our schedule is driven by the recent release of the 45001 DIS and the expected release of the FDIS in September. We anticipate needing 2-4 hours per week from volunteers. Up to 35 continuing professional development (CPD) hours may be awarded, according to the total participation of each member.

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ASQ, Exemplar Global Enhance Collaboration

Exemplar Global and ASQ have bolstered their partnership, setting a foundation poised to deliver an enhanced customer experience and offering a more comprehensive and integrated suite of products, services, and solutions for individuals and organizations worldwide. Exemplar Global provides career pathways and professional success to individuals through personal certification, training…

Exemplar Global and ASQ have bolstered their partnership, setting a foundation poised to deliver an enhanced customer experience and offering a more comprehensive and integrated suite of products, services, and solutions for individuals and organizations worldwide.

Exemplar Global provides career pathways and professional success to individuals through personal certification, training and credentialing services. Its parent company, ASQ, is a membership organization that provides training, professional certification, industry expertise and thought leadership to individuals and organizations around the world. ASQ is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016.

Among other benefits, the enhanced partnership will provide individuals access to a robust career pathways model that will provide a sustainable path toward career success.

“The ability for both ASQ and Exemplar Global to offer a comprehensive set of services to support an individual’s career pathway, start to end, across the globe and in multiple languages is an incredibly powerful advantage,” said Peter Holtmann, president and CEO of Exemplar Global. “Having the vision and the capability to create career pathways for the communities we support is what makes us great.”

By leveraging ASQ and Exemplar Global’s combined global presence, the expanded portfolio will be delivered quicker and more efficiently to members and customers worldwide through various modes of delivery.

“We are excited about pursuing a closer alignment between our businesses because it will allow us to more effectively respond to current and future market needs in order to better serve our members and customers,” said ASQ CEO William Troy.

About ASQ

ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. Celebrating 70 years in 2016, ASQ, with its world headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, operates regional centers in the U.S. and Canada, North Asia, South Asia, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training at asq.org.

About Exemplar Global

Exemplar Global is an industry leader in competency-based personnel certifications that designs, develops and delivers training certification services to meet various industry needs. Exemplar Global is a worldwide certification body accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17024:2012. Its objective is to improve and enhance recognition of professionals’ competency, and organizations’ confidence in their employees’ proficiency, by providing the following:

  • Best practice in accredited and approved certification in the design and development of knowledge, skill and personal attribute assessment.
  • Third-party based, but industry-focused, certification that has global credibility and widespread recognition.
  • An objective indicator of quality though which organizations can differentiate themselves in the competitive marketplace.

 

ASQ, Exemplar Global Enhance Collaboration

Exemplar Global and ASQ have bolstered their partnership, setting a foundation poised to deliver an enhanced customer experience and offering a more comprehensive and integrated suite of products, services, and solutions for individuals and organizations worldwide. Exemplar Global provides career pathways and professional success to individuals through personal certification, training…

Exemplar Global and ASQ have bolstered their partnership, setting a foundation poised to deliver an enhanced customer experience and offering a more comprehensive and integrated suite of products, services, and solutions for individuals and organizations worldwide.

Exemplar Global provides career pathways and professional success to individuals through personal certification, training and credentialing services. Its parent company, ASQ, is a membership organization that provides training, professional certification, industry expertise and thought leadership to individuals and organizations around the world. ASQ is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016.

Among other benefits, the enhanced partnership will provide individuals access to a robust career pathways model that will provide a sustainable path toward career success.

“The ability for both ASQ and Exemplar Global to offer a comprehensive set of services to support an individual’s career pathway, start to end, across the globe and in multiple languages is an incredibly powerful advantage,” said Peter Holtmann, president and CEO of Exemplar Global. “Having the vision and the capability to create career pathways for the communities we support is what makes us great.”

By leveraging ASQ and Exemplar Global’s combined global presence, the expanded portfolio will be delivered quicker and more efficiently to members and customers worldwide through various modes of delivery.

“We are excited about pursuing a closer alignment between our businesses because it will allow us to more effectively respond to current and future market needs in order to better serve our members and customers,” said ASQ CEO William Troy.

About ASQ

ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. Celebrating 70 years in 2016, ASQ, with its world headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, operates regional centers in the U.S. and Canada, North Asia, South Asia, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training at asq.org.

About Exemplar Global

Exemplar Global is an industry leader in competency-based personnel certifications that designs, develops and delivers training certification services to meet various industry needs. Exemplar Global is a worldwide certification body accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17024:2012. Its objective is to improve and enhance recognition of professionals’ competency, and organizations’ confidence in their employees’ proficiency, by providing the following:

  • Best practice in accredited and approved certification in the design and development of knowledge, skill and personal attribute assessment.
  • Third-party based, but industry-focused, certification that has global credibility and widespread recognition.
  • An objective indicator of quality though which organizations can differentiate themselves in the competitive marketplace.

 

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Exemplar Global Transfers Aerospace Certifications to Probitas Authentication

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Exemplar Global has made a strategic decision to discontinue aerospace auditor authentication activities effective February 29, 2016. We have arranged for aerospace auditor certification(s) to be transferred to Probitas Authentication, an Americas Aerospace Quality Group Registration Management Committee (AAQG RMC)-approved Auditor Authentication Body (AAB) and Training Provider Approval Body (TPAB).…

Exemplar Global has made a strategic decision to discontinue aerospace auditor authentication activities effective February 29, 2016. We have arranged for aerospace auditor certification(s) to be transferred to Probitas Authentication, an Americas Aerospace Quality Group Registration Management Committee (AAQG RMC)-approved Auditor Authentication Body (AAB) and Training Provider Approval Body (TPAB). Probitas Authentication is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Learn more at https://www.sae-itc.org/probitas/

Probitas Authentication and Exemplar Global have worked extensively to ensure a smooth transition of auditor credentials and records. We are confident in our ability to provide our aerospace auditors and training providers with a high-quality level of service during both the initial transition and the long-term. For our aerospace auditors, you can expect that:

  • An account has been created for you in the Probitas database.
  • Beginning March 1, you may access your new Probitas on-line account at https://www.sae-itc.org/probitas.
  • It is important that you review your Probitas account information and update your contact information, if applicable.
  • Your relevant records will be transferred into your account and safeguarded. Archived auditor records will also be securely maintained in our database.
  • There will be no change to authentications in the OASIS database, and your recertification date will remain the same.
  • For recertification, you will receive an email notification from Probitas 90 days prior to your expiration, reminding you to begin the recertification process.
  • For annual dues, you will receive an email notification from Probitas 1 month prior to your anniversary date reminding you to make payment.
  • Annual certification fees and/or 3-year recertification fees will remain at the current Probitas rate of $245 through December 31, 2017.
  • For those auditors currently in the recertification application or new auditor application process, you can be assured your applications are a top priority and will progress uninterrupted.
  • If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Richard DeMary, Asst. Director, at richard.demary@sae-itc.org or +1-724-772-8535 or Tammy Patton, Coordinator, tammy.patton@sae-itc.org or +1-724-772-4076.

Our aerospace training providers may also contact Richard DeMary or Tammy Patton at the contact details above for more specific information.

Although we are confident that you will have a positive experience with Probitas Authentication, you do have the choice to have your aerospace auditor certification(s) moved to a different AAB from Exemplar Global if you prefer to not maintain them with Probitas. Training providers also have the choice to have their approved course certification(s) moved to a different TPAB. If you choose to do so, please notify Probitas no later than February 25 by emailing probitas@sae-itc.org.

The Probitas Authentication team thanks you for entrusting your aerospace auditor credential to them, and they look forward to the opportunity to assist you in the advancement of your career and the aerospace auditor profession in the years ahead.

Exemplar Global also values your business and has appreciated providing your aerospace certification. Customers who hold additional non-aerospace certifications with Exemplar Global are not affected by this transfer. All other Exemplar Global certifications will remain with Exemplar Global.

“Exemplar Global will continue to honor any other certifications that auditors and training providers hold,” says Exemplar Global President and CEO Peter Holtmann. “Your business is important to us, and we will still be providing globally recognized, internationally portable credentialing, certification, and career pathway services.”

About Probitas Authentication
Probitas Authentication, an Industry Program under the aegis of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia, a SAE International Affiliate organization. Probitas Authentication is focused on authenticating Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) auditors against specific aerospace sector requirements. Probitas Authentication also provides the service of conducting the review and approval of AQMS training course content and AQMS training provider administration practices against aerospace sector requirements. Probitas Authentication is an Americas Aerospace Quality Group Registration Management Committee (AAQG RMC) recognized AAB and TPAB has been approved by the RMC to authenticate AQMS auditors, AQMS training courses, and AQMS training providers in accordance with the certification scheme requirements contained in AS9104/3 and AS9104/1.

ISO 45001 Is Coming…

The introduction of ISO 45001, the new occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system standard, is fast approaching. Heralded to combat the issue of occupational injuries and promote a safer working environment, ISO 45001 will enable organizations to better manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance. To clarify…

The introduction of ISO 45001, the new occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system standard, is fast approaching.

Heralded to combat the issue of occupational injuries and promote a safer working environment, ISO 45001 will enable organizations to better manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance.

To clarify facets of the new standard, here is a brief overview of ISO 45001.

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systemsRequirements is currently under development and will replace OHSAS 18001 (officially BS OHSAS 18001). OHSAS 18001 is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

Once finalized, the international standard will provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and create better, safer working conditions globally.

What is the purpose of ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 specifies requirements for an OH&S management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.

The new standard enables an organization, through its OH&S management systems, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness/well-being.

What are the key differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is built on the Annex SL framework, which features in all new and revised ISO management system standards (including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) as the core.

The new international standard draws from OHSAS 18001, U.S. Z10, and other widely used specifications.

ISO 45001’s main differences from OHSAS 18001 include:

  • The inclusion of Annex SL and the language used
  • More stress on leadership and management roles
  • New risk-based approach

The Annex SL framework will allow for easier integration with other ISO management systems standards.

Who is ISO 45001 designed for?

The new standard is intended to be applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type, and nature.

All of the requirements of the standard are intended to be integrated into an organization’s own management processes.

What will be the key benefits of implementing ISO 45001?

Implementing an ISO 45001-based OH&S management system will enable an organization to improve its OH&S performance by:

  • Developing and implementing an OH&S policy and OH&S objectives
  • Determining hazards and OH&S risks, with the goal of eliminating them
  • Increasing awareness of OH&S risks
  • Evaluating OH&S performance and seeking to make improvements

What is the current status?

The standard is currently under development. The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) version of the new standard is expected to be released in June 2016. The FDIS is the penultimate stage in the standard development process.

Following the release of the FDIS, Exemplar Global will provide more detailed information on the requirements to transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.

When will the new standard be published?

The final International Standard (IS) version of ISO 45001 is expected to be published in October 2016.

For more information about the introduction of ISO 45001, email info@theauditoronline.com.

ISO 45001 Is Coming…

The introduction of ISO 45001, the new occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system standard, is fast approaching. Heralded to combat the issue of occupational injuries and promote a safer working environment, ISO 45001 will enable organizations to better manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance. To clarify…

The introduction of ISO 45001, the new occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system standard, is fast approaching.

Heralded to combat the issue of occupational injuries and promote a safer working environment, ISO 45001 will enable organizations to better manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance.

To clarify facets of the new standard, here is a brief overview of ISO 45001.

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systemsRequirements is currently under development and will replace OHSAS 18001 (officially BS OHSAS 18001). OHSAS 18001 is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

Once finalized, the international standard will provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and create better, safer working conditions globally.

What is the purpose of ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 specifies requirements for an OH&S management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.

The new standard enables an organization, through its OH&S management systems, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness/well-being.

What are the key differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is built on the Annex SL framework, which features in all new and revised ISO management system standards (including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) as the core.

The new international standard draws from OHSAS 18001, U.S. Z10, and other widely used specifications.

ISO 45001’s main differences from OHSAS 18001 include:

  • The inclusion of Annex SL and the language used
  • More stress on leadership and management roles
  • New risk-based approach

The Annex SL framework will allow for easier integration with other ISO management systems standards.

Who is ISO 45001 designed for?

The new standard is intended to be applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type, and nature.

All of the requirements of the standard are intended to be integrated into an organization’s own management processes.

What will be the key benefits of implementing ISO 45001?

Implementing an ISO 45001-based OH&S management system will enable an organization to improve its OH&S performance by:

  • Developing and implementing an OH&S policy and OH&S objectives
  • Determining hazards and OH&S risks, with the goal of eliminating them
  • Increasing awareness of OH&S risks
  • Evaluating OH&S performance and seeking to make improvements

What is the current status?

The standard is currently under development. The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) version of the new standard is expected to be released in June 2016. The FDIS is the penultimate stage in the standard development process.

Following the release of the FDIS, Exemplar Global will provide more detailed information on the requirements to transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.

When will the new standard be published?

The final International Standard (IS) version of ISO 45001 is expected to be published in October 2016.

For more information about the introduction of ISO 45001, email Suzi Gomesz at sgomesz@theauditoronline.com.

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Everything You Need to Know About IAF Assessments

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Exemplar Global College recently added International Accreditation Forum (IAF) assessments to its extensive range of specialized online courses. Here is everything you need to know about the IAF, its assessments, and how completing these assessments could benefit your career, and the auditing profession. What is the IAF? The IAF is…

Exemplar Global College recently added International Accreditation Forum (IAF) assessments to its extensive range of specialized online courses. Here is everything you need to know about the IAF, its assessments, and how completing these assessments could benefit your career, and the auditing profession.

What is the IAF?

The IAF is a global network of accreditation bodies and other organizations involved in conformity assessment activities in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel, and other similar programs.

The primary function of the IAF is to develop a single global program of conformity assessment that reduces risk for businesses and their customers. The IAF aims to provide assurance that accredited certificates can be trusted. The resulting accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the accredited body.

What is the relevancy of IAF assessments?

Thirty-nine technical areas fall under management system auditing. Technical area assessments based on industry IAF codes help standardize auditor competency when auditing management system standards.

What IAF Assessments are currently available through Exemplar Global College?

The four new IAF assessments available through Exemplar Global College are:

  • Wholesale and Retail Trade Technical Assessment (IAF 29.1)
  • Electrical and Optical Equipment Technical Area Assessment (IAF 19)
  • Machinery and Equipment Technical Area Assessment (IAF 18)
  • Construction Technical Area Assessment (IAF 28)

What is the aim of IAF assessments?

Each of these assessments seeks to test the individual’s knowledge of the relevant industry to demonstrate competence when performing a quality management system audit in that particular technical area.

Why should auditors complete these assessments?

Consistent with ISO/IEC 17021:2001, each IAF assessment has been constructed to meet the accreditation requirements for both registrars and certification bodies. This allows individuals to expand their certification scope to include multiple specialized areas.

Technical area assessments based on industry IAF codes will help standardize auditor competency when auditing management system standards. These assessments will give individuals the ability to systematically assess their technical competence against the content categorized by the IAF codes.

What do auditors receive on successful completion of the assessment?

Auditors are awarded a certificate to demonstrate their technical expertise and knowledge of that industry’s process of operations.

Is it mandatory for auditors to complete IAF assessments to maintain their Exemplar Global certification?

There is no requirement for Exemplar Global certified auditors to take the IAF exams.

Will more IAF assessments be added to Exemplar Global College in the future?

Exemplar Global College will add more IAF assessments within the next three to six months.

Where can I find the IAF assessments?

To view the current list of IAF courses, and other technical assessments available through Exemplar Global College, please click here.

Everything You Need to Know About IAF Assessments

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Exemplar Global College recently added International Accreditation Forum (IAF) assessments to its extensive range of specialized online courses. Here is everything you need to know about the IAF, its assessments, and how completing these assessments could benefit your career, and the auditing profession. What is the IAF? The IAF is…

Exemplar Global College recently added International Accreditation Forum (IAF) assessments to its extensive range of specialized online courses. Here is everything you need to know about the IAF, its assessments, and how completing these assessments could benefit your career, and the auditing profession.

What is the IAF?

The IAF is a global network of accreditation bodies and other organizations involved in conformity assessment activities in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel, and other similar programs.

The primary function of the IAF is to develop a single global program of conformity assessment that reduces risk for businesses and their customers. The IAF aims to provide assurance that accredited certificates can be trusted. The resulting accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the accredited body.

What is the relevancy of IAF assessments?

Thirty-nine technical areas fall under management system auditing. Technical area assessments based on industry IAF codes help standardize auditor competency when auditing management system standards.

What IAF Assessments are currently available through Exemplar Global College?

The four new IAF assessments available through Exemplar Global College are:

  • Wholesale and Retail Trade Technical Assessment (IAF 29.1)
  • Electrical and Optical Equipment Technical Area Assessment (IAF 19)
  • Machinery and Equipment Technical Area Assessment (IAF 18)
  • Construction Technical Area Assessment (IAF 28)

What is the aim of IAF assessments?

Each of these assessments seeks to test the individual’s knowledge of the relevant industry to demonstrate competence when performing a quality management system audit in that particular technical area.

Why should auditors complete these assessments?

Consistent with ISO/IEC 17021:2001, each IAF assessment has been constructed to meet the accreditation requirements for both registrars and certification bodies. This allows individuals to expand their certification scope to include multiple specialized areas.

Technical area assessments based on industry IAF codes will help standardize auditor competency when auditing management system standards. These assessments will give individuals the ability to systematically assess their technical competence against the content categorized by the IAF codes.

What do auditors receive on successful completion of the assessment?

Auditors are awarded a certificate to demonstrate their technical expertise and knowledge of that industry’s process of operations.

Is it mandatory for auditors to complete IAF assessments to maintain their Exemplar Global certification?

There is no requirement for Exemplar Global certified auditors to take the IAF exams.

Will more IAF assessments be added to Exemplar Global College in the future?

Exemplar Global College will add more IAF assessments within the next three to six months.

Where can I find the IAF assessments?

To view the current list of IAF courses, and other technical assessments available through Exemplar Global College, please click here.