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Criteria for certification bodies

Certification bodies are required to audit training providers wishing to offer GWO certified training.

This process certifies a training provider to conduct training according to GWO standards using the required equipment in an appropriate environment.

They certification body examines if a training provider complies with the four pillars described in the Criteria for Training Providers

Once a certification body has certified a training provider, they will perform surveillance audits at regular intervals. This framework is designed to ensure training providers maintain the expected quality within their training, personnel, training environment and the equipment.

Certification bodies must be accredited to ISO 17021 and/or 17065.

Furthermore at least two audit members must have completed and/or witnessed a full GWO course equivalent to the training standard the audit is performed against. For all requirements, please read the Criteria for certification bodies.