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 I Post Relative Domain Difficulties?  I have one question that touches on the ISO standards surrounding the separation of training and certification. As you know, your health checks identify the relative difficulties of the exam blueprint domains. Would we be able to make that information available to the public or could it be perceived as helping candidates prepare for the exam?  We were thinking about something broad like: “Top three most difficult domains on the CIPP/US exam.” Obviously we don’t want to jeopardize our accreditation, but we thought it might be interesting information for our candidates to know.

You could put the relative difficulties on your website as studying information for all candidates.  As long as the information was freely available to all candidates, there shouldn’t be a problem.

You may also want to point to the online info in your candidate handbook, so as it’s revised online you don’t have to revise the candidate handbook every time the relative difficulties change.

Nice idea! 

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The Compliance Handbook was a quick immersion introduction of our staff to the rules, regulations and intricacies of 17024.  It is a great resource for our staff to learn the requirements and rules of 17024.  Our staff refers to the Compliance Handbook for tips and tools while working on audits and reports for 17024.

Bill Kent – Program Director, AEE (Association of Energy Engineers)