These conditions for the use of NQA marks summarise how the different marks may be used to promote registration of management systems. NQA clients are encouraged to make use of marks to publicise registration, but particular care should be taken to ensure that the regulations governing the use of the marks, and how they are displayed, are complied with.
The NQA Certification Mark comprises the NQA logo and the name of the standard. The NQA Registration Mark comprises the Certification Mark plus the appropriate accreditation mark. Reproduction of the marks must reflect accurately the original artwork provided, in particular, the proportions of the different elements must be maintained.
Regulations governing the use of NQA Registration Marks are provided by the appropriate accreditation body: United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
NQA registered clients are provided with an NQA Certificate of Registration, stating which standard(s) the company is registered against. This should be used to identify which mark(s) may be used by the organisation. Subsidiary companies and site addresses not covered by the company's registration must not make use of NQA marks or imply that they are registered.
Contravention of the regulations governing the use of marks or misleading use of any NQA mark, including misleading claims or inferences about the registration provided by NQA, could result in the withdrawal of a company's Certificate of Registration.
This information is correct at the time of going live on this website. However, the regulations are subject to change by the relevant authority.