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Questions about Certification

How long does certification last?

Certification typically lasts for three years, and will be specified in the Certification Agreement you sign.  The three year period will be dated from your notification of certification except if you were certificated before 8th May 2008. In that case your certification period will start from this date.

What if I don't get certificated?
If your organisation is not offered certification, there are two possibilities:

  • you will be informed that your application has not been successful and you will be invited to reapply in the future (after at least six months have elapsed)
  • you will be informed that the Certification Panel has deferred a decision on certification and offered 3 months to resubmit your application(s) on specific points.