Establishment of an agreement between Cofrac and the applicant
Definition of the assessment programme
Constitution of a suitable team of assessors
The steering and conduct of assessments are led by Cofrac-qualified experts who are proficient in all aspects of the professions assessed. They use an approved methodology which combines rigour and flexibility:
- Rigour in the procedures selected, the methods and modes of assessment, the inspection systems;
- Flexibility within a pragmatic approach, taking account of the particularities of each body applying for accreditation.
Examination of the assessment report in an ad hoc commission
Formulation of a finding subject to decision
Decisions recognised and accepted. Cofrac plays the role of a scrupulous referee in order to make sure that the codes of practice are respected. For instance, the rule stipulating that advice and certification activities must be clearly distinct, or the rule stating that the signatory of the test report must be free of any commercial pressure.
Notification of the decision by Cofrac's Director
Issue of a certificate specifying the field and the duration of the accreditation