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Competency or management system based standards ? Frequently Asked Questions

This document provides guidance to ISO/TCs on the differences between management system and competency based standards in a Frequently Asked Question format.

ISO/TCs are often required to choose between developing requirements for a management system for an organization’s activities or developing requirements for the competence of an organization to carry out its activities.

The aim is to provide assistance to ISO/TCs in understanding :

- The difference between management system and competency based standards
- The types of activities to which they can apply
- Their outcomes when properly implemented 

Year of publication: 2016

A guide to good practice

This document was developed by ISO to assist regulators and market surveillance authorities. It is especially intended for developing regions, to design market surveillance systems that conform to modern good practice criteria and that make the best use of the "CASCO Toolbox" of International Standards and other deliverables that have been developed to support good regulatory practice.

Year of publication: 2013
Edition: 1

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Conformity assessment for standards writers - Do's and don'ts

This document provides guidance to ISO technical committees and subcommittees on the drafting of documents specifying conformity assessment arrangements.

Year of publication: 2015
Edition: 2

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Metrology, standardization and conformity assessment

A four page introduction that shows how metrology, standardization and conformity assessment are the three pillars of knowledge for developing a technical infrastructure, and there by enabling sustainable development and full participation in international trade and how they are linked together.

Year of publication: 2006

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Building trust - The Conformity Assessment Toolbox

A comprehensive, user-friendly handbook covering all aspects of conformity assessment and its role in international trade, and will be useful for business managers, regulators and consumer representatives. It is the latest in a series of joint publications issued by ISO and UNIDO.

Year of publication: 2010
Edition: 1

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How to develop schemes for the certification of persons- Guidance of ISO/IEC 17024

This document was developed to assist ISO Technical Committees and external organizations that develop certification schemes for persons or develop competence criteria for subsequent use in certification schemes for persons to do so in a manner that allows the certification scheme to be used by a certification body operating inaccordance with ISO/IEC 17024.

More specifically, it contains information to be considered by the scheme owner to enable it to meet Clause 8 of ISO/IEC 17024

Year of publication: 2016
Edition: 1

Information on REMCO

This publication will facilitate the awareness of REMCO's work and its deliverables. It is intended to help reference material producers from the public and private sector, accreditation bodies at national and international level, national metrology institutes and regional/global metrology bodies, customers of reference materials and regulatory authorities.

Year of publication: 2010
Edition: 2

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Information for National Standards Bodies and Consumer Organizations on complaints relating to Management System Standards

This publication is designed to help National Standard Bodies and consumer organizations deal with complaints about organizations claiming certification to an ISO management system standard. It contains information on the certification system, an example of a complaints procedure and a list of useful publications

Year of publication: 2014
Edition: 1

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