NiNAS held a three-day assessor training on ISO IEC 17024:2012, on the 29th of July, 4th and 5th of August at NiNAS House, Asokoro, Abuja. The training was well attended by the President of Institute for Tourism Professional, Members of the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science and Staff of Nigeria National Accreditation System.
The aim of this training was to enlighten participants on the general requirements for bodies operating certification of persons in accordance with ISO 17024:2012. Furthermore, the participants were given a detailed insight into understanding the process of certification of persons for purpose of improving their organizations’ process according to the relevant ISO standard.
The training had interactive sessions where the participants shared the current processes adopted by their organisations and how it could be improved according to the ISO standard. They also shared a few challenges that might be faced while implementing the standards and possible solutions were discussed.
At the end of the training, a checklist was made to clarify the variation between their current process and the ISO Standard. This helped them to better understand the level of work to be done to ensure the standards are completely met. Having concluded the first phase of the assessor training program, the participants are qualified to proceed to the next phase, to become qualified assessors on the relevant standard.