ISO/IEC 17024 Certification

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Welcome to Authentic Testing Corporation (AuTe), home of the 17024 Compliance Handbook. Our printed and digital materials are all prepared with authoritative advice about how to prepare a certification that complies with ISO/IEC 17024:12. Written by Dr. Wallace Judd, Ph.D., the handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone engaged in developing or maintaining an accredited certification program, and essential if applying for accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024:12.

AuTe provides guidance for conducting internal audits, illustrates best practices gleaned throughout the certification industry, and provides guidance to create or maintain a certification program.

Accreditation is:

  • Verification that you meet the exacting standards of 17024.

  • Assurance to regulatory bodies that your testing program is developed according to exemplary professional practices and sound psychometric principles.

  • Evidence that your testing program is engaged in continual improvement.

  • Documentation of the principles and practices that underpin your certification program.

  • Assurance to certificants that your appeals policies are timely and fair.

  • Testimony in legal proceedings that your program aspires to standards of international excellence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a member of the IAPP Board of Directors sit on a certification board (or is this, as we suspect, a threat to impartiality)?

I agree with your potential threat. Usually the Certification Advisory Board will have a non-voting liaison member on the Board of Directors for communication purposes. But having someone from the BOD on your Advisory Board could be intimidating.

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I have been working in the certification field for more than 20 years and find the Compliance Handbook assisted me in interpreting and understanding the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024.  It is a wonderful reference.

Jacqueline Callighan  (former 17024 Assessor)