Regulations | NQA

The Regulations Relating to Registration define the contract between NQA and its clients outlining:

  • key elements of the certification service

  • payment terms and charges

  • complaints and appeals process

The Regulations take account of specific criteria of NQA's accreditors including the provision of a complaints procedure and appeals process. 

Changes to ISO 17021

ISO/IEC 17021 is the standard assessed by accreditation bodies to assure the competence and rigour of accredited certification bodies like NQA. A new revision of the standard was published in June 2015 and the main changes are explained here.


Certificate Information

NQA maintains and makes publically accessible a directory of valid certifications.

Please contact us to make an enquiry about specific certifications including validity, suspension or withdrawal.

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