To be elgible for IP3 accreditation, organizations will be required to demonstrate that:
The certifying body has the necessary organizational capability and maturity to manage the certification program.
IP3 is an IFIP-lead initiative and IP3 accredited organizations therefore need to be an IFIP member society. All IFIP member societies (including Professional Affiliates ) which have an appropriate certification program in place may apply for the accreditation assessment.
IP3 has developed policies and procedures specifically designed to address such a situation. The “Trusted Source” arrangements should be reviewed as part of the IP3 application to determine if your organization meets the requirements.
Most organizations will require some level of consultation and assistance to achieve IP3 accreditation readiness. IP3 is committed to ensuring a successful outcome for all accreditation applicants, and it therefore recommends that the organization first enters into consultation with IP3 about their accreditation readiness. An Accreditation Support Program is available to IP3 Member organizations to assist them in achieving accreditation readiness.
There is no accreditation fee, however, the accreditation effort will have some direct and indirect costs. Resources need to be allocated to manage the accreditation application process and the logistics associated with the visit. A three (3) person IP3 accreditation team will conduct a site visit, which typically takes around 3-4 days. The team will be assisted by an independant panel member from the organization's country. The organization will be responsible for any costs associated with the site visit, including travel, accomodation, and food and beverage.
IP3 encourages organizations to use the IP3 suggested Visit Agenda. The agenda outlines who the team needs to meet with and ensures that a proper assessment and audit can be carried for all relevant areas.
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