Associate Consultant Register (ACR) | NQA

To ensure that we deliver impartial certification services in accordance with rigorous accreditation standards, NQA does not provide consultancy.

Instead we operate an Associate Consultant Register (ACR) to support our clients to find credible experts like you within their industry.

Our Associate Consultant Register has over 100 consultants on it to ensure we meet the requirements of our clients across the UK. However, with over 36,000 active certificates globally, we are always looking for new consultants to partner with to support our clients and future clients with their certification goals. 

Benefits of the joining the ACR

As a valued consultant on our ACR you will enjoy regular business promotion with NQA including promotion of your services to our clients, regular business prospects from NQA, preferential training rates, use of the NQA ACR logo and a single point of contact within NQA. 

In addition to the above we will also:

  • Refer you to our clients. NQA often get asked for help with implementing management systems by clients. We provide the client with the contact details of appropriately qualified consultants from our register. We will also inform you each time your name is put forward to a new business opportunity.

  • Introduce you to our Assessors. Invite you to regional NQA Meet the Assessor Events where you can network and build relationships with the NQA field based team and the NQA Directors.

  • Support you at your events. This can include technical support, sales support, presentations and cost support as well as online promotion.

  • Promote you on our website/blog. We are always looking for other ways to promote you to our clients. Our online blogs are incredibly popular and are regularly featured in our monthly e-zine InTouch. Why not author a piece of technical content for our website so that we can promote you

  • Support you with future training requirements. NQA offer discount deals for all of our consultants. Our range of CPD and IRCA certified training can help you develop the skills you need to enhance your credibility or learn a new standard.

  • Provide you with the NQA ACR logo. The logo signifies an independent mark of quality and can be used on any client facing documents including marketing collateral, letterheads, business cards, website and social media profiles.

What consultants say about NQA

NQA Assessors are very professional,thorough and helpful in their approach.” 
John McGrath

The NQA name is held in high esteem and their customer service backs this up.” 
Morton Hodson

I have a very strong bias toward NQA and always recommend them to my clients.” 
Peter Swann

As a result of the NQA-Mabbett hosted event,Mabbett has benefited from an enhanced awareness of our brand in the local marketplace, as well as direct enquiries for our business and subsequent project wins.” Mabbett

what clients sat about nqa

When we asked our clients: The thing they like most about NQA was...

“NQA’s pragmatic approach to auditing and its understanding of our business and knowledge of the industry we are in”.

“NQA is a straight forward organisation – there is no fuss, no confrontation and no hidden fees!”

“NQA’s auditors adopt a very practical approach. They have the ability to quickly understand how our organisation functions within the requirements of the standard. The auditors also help to increase our understanding of the standards and how they apply to our processes”.

the nqa promise

ꭗ  We don’t and won’t charge travel and expenses for audits within the UK
ꭗ  We don’t and won’t charge hidden costs like certification fees or admin fees
ꭗ  We don’t and won’t increase audit time for transitions unless necessary
ꭗ  We don’t require a mandatory gap analysis audit prior to transition or certification
ꭗ  We don’t and won’t charge premium prices
ꭗ  We don’t and won’t request unnecessary man days

✔  We will provide all-inclusive and transparent prices
✔  We will deliver excellent customer service 
✔  We will provide added value through our audits and reports
✔  We will ensure our auditors are technically competent for your industry, not just a standard
✔  We will provide FOC Transition support material
✔  We will provide free e-learning courses and webinars to help you develop
✔  We will listen to you at all times
✔  We will increase our offering to support you in future certifications

Join the ACR today

Download the ACR Application form to apply today. If you have any queries call 0800 052 2424 or email

Accreditation and Impartiality 

In accordance with the accreditation standard ISO 17021:2011:
  • NQA does not provide consultancy in order to remain impartial from management systems implementation.

  • NQA shall not imply that certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if a consultancy listed on the ACR is used.

  • ACR Consultants shall not imply that NQA certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if their services are used.

Apply Today!?

Download and complete the
ACR Application Form

Any problems call us on 0800 052 2424

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