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  1. GeoffH

    GeoffH New Member

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    Hi,
    I am a management consultant working in Queensland Australia. I have a client seeking certification for ISO17100:2015 Translation Services and ISO18841:2018 Interpreting Services. Apparently Australia has no certifying bodies for these standards.
    I have been seeking an overseas accreditation body able to accredit at a distance. (Apologies if my terminology is a bit out. This is a small part of a general consulting business, so I am not necessarily up-to-speed with the terminology.)
    I think I have found an organisation that can do this. In our correspondence it was mentioned that this can happen at a distance, as there is no official accreditation of these standards.
    I am hoping someone can explain what this means. (And maybe tell me which forum to post my question in.)
    Thank-you, ...Geoff
     
  2. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    Accreditation - the audit of a Certification Body (or, more correctly Conformity Assessment Body) is not going to work from a distance, if it is to be believable. The accreditation audit must visit both the offices and witness an audit of a client. You may be a bit ahead of the curve and suffering a lack of resources. This is never going to be a big market and I'd estimate only a handful of CBs - globally - will offer this.
     
  3. GeoffH

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    Thanks Andy, much appreciated.
     

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