What is accreditation?

Anna Piskunova
Anna Piskunova
January 27, 2015
What is accreditation?

When choosing a specialist for business cooperation or an organization for partnerships, we closely monitor their professional and high-quality work. This gives an understanding that only competent and knowledgeable people work with us, who move us towards the goal, lead to the desired result. In turn, specialists aimed at the development of their competencies and compliance with certain standards are forced to go through the accreditation procedure.

We will describe further what accreditation is and why it is needed.

Accreditation Definition

Accreditation refers to the procedure of official confirmation of compliance of the activity (or object) being performed with the stated standards or criteria established by the state or professional communities.

What is accreditation for?

Accreditation creates a uniform way of doing business and serves to streamline business processes, and also helps to identify defects and errors in the methodology of their conduct.Also, the implementation of regulatory rules serves as an indicator not only for the processes themselves, but also for people working in a particular system through an assessment of the level of their qualities, competencies, knowledge, skills, etc. reaches its climax, as accredited employees and organizations expand their opportunities for professional activity.

Use of accreditation

As already noted, both individual specialists and entire organizations can be accredited. Currently, the following types of accreditations are known for specific types of services provided, including the following: educational, laboratory, medical diagnostic services, certification services, etc. As a rule, if a person works alone and deals with valuable information, as well as he is required to have a special level of knowledge and training, he must also be accredited. The most prominent examples of such professional activities are journalists, diplomats, or athletes.