I am a Consultant
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 a large range of consultants on it to ensure we meet the requirements of our clients across the world. However, with over 43,000 active certificates globally, we are always looking for new consultants to partner with to support our clients and future clients with their certification goals.
Join the ACR today
Benefits of joining the ACR
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 Auditors. 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 and presentations.
Author a piece of technical content. This will be made available on our blog section of our website and circulated in one of our monthly InTouch e-zines which is circulated to over 15,000 people.
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
What clients say 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 is excellent”.
“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.
Accreditation and impartiality
In accordance with the accreditation standard ISO 17021-1:2015:
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.