Since the IP3 professional standard will be awarded by individual national bodies, the quality and consistency of standards will be heavily dependent on the processes by which those bodies are accredited. Applicants for accreditation will be required to demonstrate that they meet IP3 requirements in respect of:
The purpose of the IP3 assessment process is to determine whether:
The IP3 aim is not to build a fully formed international profession, but to build a framework that will facilitate the development of such a profession through action by member societies.
IP3 complements and supports the activities of its member bodies. Under no circumstances will it compete with member bodies.
The framework for the international profession has been build on the principle of subsidiarity with building blocks at 3 levels:
Level 1: A set of definitions to ensure a consistent base of common understanding. Only those items that are essential to providing a solid foundation for an international profession are included at this level.
Level 2: Intended to cover the other essential and some advisable ingredients for an effective profession in terms of both standards and governance processes - within this it is the intention is to allow national bodies maximum freedom within to develop in a way that best fits their local needs.
Level 3: Includes the standards and processes necessary to ensure a consistent international standard for both national institutions and for individual practitioners.
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