What is certification?

Certification is formal recognition that an individual has proficiency within, and a comprehension of, a specified body of knowledge. Certification is a vital component of every professional as it provides evidence that certified professionals hold standardized competencies based on best practices. Certification can also serve as documented evidence of a professional’s qualifications, competencies and experience.

 What is the accrediting body for Africa Value Solutions Limited (AVS) ISO training’s.

All our ISO training’s are accredited and  certified by the Professional Evaluation And Certification Board (PEBC) of Canada.

View the Africa Value Solutions Limted (AVS) Authorised Training Partner Certificate

About the accrediting Institute PECB

Founded in 2005, PECB Inc. is a personnel certification body for a wide range of professional standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27005, ISO 22301, ISO 26000, ISO 22000, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 28000.

PEBC courses are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 

Why become certified?

The benefits of being certified include the following:

  • It serves to demonstrate that the certified professional holds defined competencies based on best practices.
  • It allows employing organizations to make an informed selection of employees or services based on the competencies that are represented by the certification designation.
  • It provides incentives to the professional to constantly improve his/her skills and knowledge.
  • It serves as a tool for employers to ensure that training has been effective.

Can I use certifications on my business cards?

Yes, professionals with certification may indicate their certification(s) on their personal business cards.

Does certification have a maintenance requirement?

Designations are valid for three years. To maintain his/her certification, the applicant must demonstrate every year that he/she is still performing tasks that are related to the certification.

The following credentials do not require maintenance (if a candidate does not require obtaining another credential): Foundation, Provisional Auditor and Provisional Implementer.

Professionals should engage in appropriate continual professional development activities to maintain the necessary knowledge to perform their tasks with competence. Depending of the certification applicable, these activities include education, work experience, auditor training, audit experience, implementation and/or consulting experience.

This may be achieved through means such as additional work experience, training, private study, coaching, attendance at meetings, seminars and conferences or other relevant activities.

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