Globalization and the advent of the internet nailed and buried trade barriers among the nations of the world and except where the limitation is organizational, governmental, and personal you can operate or practice your trade anywhere in the world.
With the plausible benefits of globalization, the need for consistency in production and the requirements for quality across industries and management practices becomes an issue that attention must be given to. It is expected that an item produced or service rendered in one country must follow a globally prescribed standard, statutory and regulatory requirement to be acceptable in another country.
Corporate leaders want to build solid and sustainable businesses that consistently meet their objectives and produce or render services at optimal capacity. To achieve this organizations are open to ideas and learning. The International Organization for Standardization is globally recognized as a standard bearer in this regard.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION
International Organization for Standardization is a non-governmental organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ISO was founded on the 23rd of February 1947 and has published over 24,609 international standards covering almost all aspects of technology, manufacturing, service, and quality assurance. ISO has 810 technical committees and sub-committees to take care of research and standards development.
Through its over 1 million members in 167 countries, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant international standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.
ISO / IEC
The International Association for Standardization does not set standards for organizations in the telecommunication and electronics industries. The requirements for information management systems and electronics are exclusive to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
IEC works with other regulators including the International Telecommunication Union and ISO to establish common standards identified by the prefix “ISO/IEC”.
THE BENEFITS OF ISO/IEC CERTIFICATION TO ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS
When trained and certified by an accredited partner of ISO or IEC you enjoy some rare privileges and benefits exclusive to training certification that is structured in line with such professional requirements. Equipping yourself or your organization with an internationally acceptable standard of practice will not only boost your confidence but save you the associated cost which comes with trial and error.
ü Certification is known to confirm the credibility of an organization, especially with its trade partners and those doing business with them
ü To individual certification holders, the same amount of credibility is conferred on them as people that understand the full details and nitty-gritty of their job.
ü According to Corbett, et al., 2002 Does ISO Certification Pay? They were able to prove that “Certification appears to lead to improved financial performance measured by return on assets.
ü Firms that are certified see the absolute performance in their processes and substantial improvement in their customer retention rate.
ü for consultants, trainers, and other professionals, third-party certification provides independent confirmation that they are skilled and can deliver on the job.
ü ISO/IEC develops tested tools that serve as benchmarks for operational efficiency both for organizations and individuals. This benchmark provides the framework for certification holders to operate with.
ü A recent survey shows that more industrialized countries are ISO 9001 certified compared to their peers where certification is not well embraced.
ISO 9001 Certificates by Country, 2020
WHY YOU SHOULD BE CERTIFIED BY THE PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION AND CERTIFICATION BOARD (PECB) AND THE AMERICAN CERTIFICATE INSTITUTE (ACI).
It is important to note that Darach Associate and Marketing Consulting Nigeria Limited is the legal and authorized partner of PECB and ACI in Nigeria. Darach has the authority of PECB and ACI to resell its ISO certification and training programs in Nigeria. Read more at www.darachassociate.com.
PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION AND CERTIFICATION BOARD
PECB is an authorized distributor of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to market, and sell ISO and IEC standards. It has accreditation or third-party recognition and operates around the world through its partners, of which Darach Associate is one and represents the group in Nigeria.
PECB provides education, training, and certificate programs for individuals in a wide range of disciplines.
PECB helps professionals and organizations show commitment and competence by providing them with valuable education, evaluation, certiﬁcation, and certificate programs against rigorous internationally recognized standards.
PECB certifications are validated by the International Accreditation Service (IAS – PECB 111), the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS – NO 21923), and the Korea Accreditation Board (KAB-PC-08) under ISO 17024.
Furthermore, PECB certificate programs are certified by the National Accreditation Board (ANAB – Accreditation ID 1003) and under ANSI / ASTM E 2659 – 1B).
PECB blazes a trail by continuously researching and initiating training courses that provide business solutions and standards in various endeavors. As an Associate member of The Independent Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR) and a full member of the International Personnel Certification Association, it ensures that certification holders enjoy global career advantages and are rated higher than their peers.
ACI, the American Certification Institute, is a premier professional certification institute well-known in the United States and about 70 Nations of the world. It was founded in the USA in 1999. Its Corporate Headquarters is in Lewes, Delaware, USA and it has numerous alliance partners in China, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Poland, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Romania, and other countries. These alliance partners represent ACI in their respective countries and conduct ACI programs in collaboration with the Institute. ACI is dedicated to helping train the leaders of tomorrow for personal and professional success.
The Certification programs of the American Certification Institute (ACI) of Lewes, Delaware have been verified and determined to meet all the Quality Management System (QMS) requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 9001, including the Quality Management requirements, requirements for Quality Systems Administration, requirements for Process/Product Operations, and requirements for Quality Control
CAN A COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL BECOME A DIRECT MEMBER OF ISO/IEC?
The answer is an emphatic no. It is important to note that ISO members are a network of accredited standards bodies representing different countries. A country can only be represented by one member. For example, The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the Standardization Administration of the P.R.C (SAC – China), The British Standards Institute (BSI), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), etc. individually represent their respective countries.
CAREER BENEFITS OF ISO/IEC CERTIFICATION
The adoption of ISO requirements and standards requires expert knowledge and training. So, Nations through their representative established accreditation bodies to facilitate this. For Instance, the United States has The American National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for a body corporate your company can be accredited to support businesses in meeting the ISO requirements.
It is a known fact that individuals with ISO / IEC training and certifications are in high demand either by accredited organizations or those that aspire to have such certifications both in Nigeria and abroad.
And, because of the paucity of ISO certification holders, the few with such certifications are the toast of their industries and professions.
WHAT DARACH ASSOCIATE BRINGS TO THE TABLE
We partnered and represent two leading training and certification bodies; The Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) and The American Certification Institute (ACI) to provide you with training and certifications that will ensure compliant ISO requirements for your organization and give the individuals global career opportunities.
HOW TO REGISTER
1) Visit www.darachassociate.com and look up the courses in your field
2) Send an email request to email@example.com requesting details of the program of your interest
3) Or simply fill out the online request form.