CERTIFICATION SERVICES DIVISION
PCN is signatory to and registered under a European Multilateral Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), which is managed by the European Federation for Non-Destructive Testing (EFNDT).
Each certification body recognised under this agreement is accredited by a national accreditation body and has submitted the following documents in support of its application for recognition:
- A letter of nomination from the national NDT Society of the country in which the scheme is based;
- A certificate of accreditation;
- A schedule detailing the scope of its accreditation (eg ENISO17024, ENISO9712, CEN Technical Report – presently document CEN/TC138 N211, EN4179 etc).
The EFNDT Working Group on Qualification and Certification (Q&CWG) reviews the evidence submitted in support of an application for registration under the MRA.
Following acceptance of an application by the Q&CWG, it is accepted by all other participating certification bodies that the certificates of competence issued by the recognised certification body meet the minimum requirements of the applicable standards specified in the schedule of accredited scope. Registration certificates and schedules of accreditation defining the scope of compliance are available from the Secretary to the Q&CWG, c/o The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.