Personnel certification body
A Personnel Certification Body is an organization that administers individual credentials. A personnel certification body develops criteria against which an individual needs to demonstrate competencies and ensures these criteria are held by applicants before certifying them.
Most personnel certification body offer professional certification if an individual meets minimal requirements such as a minimum number of years of related working experience, minimum education level and having passed a certification exam or equivalent.
Many personnel certification body are accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024 standard, which has designed to harmonize the personnel certification process worldwide. Most are not. Accreditation means having gone through a validation process or assessment from a national accreditation body such as the American National Standards Institute ANSI, or the United Kingdom Accreditation Service UKAS (UK)).