Nationwide Certification and Confirmation of metrological experts qualifications

February 14, 2017

A meeting with experts on accreditation in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements was held at a joint meeting of Rusaccreditation and Rosstandart in Moscow. The event was organized by the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Metrological Service (FSUE VNIIMS).

The question of taking the certification procedure and conducting a qualification exam to confirm the title of expert has become the central topic of discussion.

"On July 1, 2017, the 3-year transition period will come ot its end, when all experts will have to undergo the certification procedure under new rules, through the commission of Rusaccreditation" - reminded Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Accreditation Sergey MIGIN.

"We see our main task in the creation of clear working rules for acting experts. In their qualitative and comprehensive support in the process of re-certification - from the stage of informing and consulting to issuing a certificate confirming the title of an expert", - emphasized mr. MIGIN.

"We are forthcoming big joint work due to the fact that the procedure for attestation of experts and confirmation of their qualifications will be held on a national scale. Full information and consulting work with all categories of specialists in this field should be organized immediately, even at the stage of preparation”, - said Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology Sergei GOLUBEV.

On his behalf, Sergei GOLUBEV noted the importance of this work, including in connection to the forthcoming international event - Russia's entry into the IAF and ILAC.

Within the framework of the working meeting, metrological experts have also received detailed counseling on the procedure for conducting an oral qualification exam.

For reference.

ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Organization) and the IAF (International Accreditation Forum) are not just accreditation bodies, but internationally dominant structures. Membership of Russia in these organizations will mean recognition in the international market of certificates and documents on testing of products issued in Russia.