NQA is a leading assessment, verification and certification body and works in partnership with a wide range of businesses, government departments and charitable organisations to help improve performance in quality, environment and health and safety management.
NQA is a trading name of Ascertiva Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Electrical Safety Council. It was established in 1988 and now has more than 40 full-time assessors and over 100 associates based around the UK and the rest of the world.
NQA holds accreditation from UKAS (the respective national accreditation bodies of the UK) and has one of the widest scopes of accreditation, including quality, environmental and information security management systems. In addition, there are a number of sector specific schemes covering suppliers to the automotive and aerospace industries.
NQA Mission Statement: "To assist organisations to manage risk, improve performance and achieve best-practice through the provision of independent certification, assessment, training and support services globally."
NQA prides itself on working in partnership with each customer to ensure that their management systems are implemented in line with the requirements of the appropriate standard whilst reflecting the needs of the industry. Our assessors have considerable experience of working in their relevant industries and are assessed against competency criteria laid out within international standards.
NQA has issued around 26,000 certificates of registration in 70 countries. To find out more about the specific services we provide, please see the a-z listing of services or find the appropriate service for your sector.