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Accredited Personnel Certification

IRCA auditor training and accredited personnel certificates

National and international recognition with our accredited personnel certificates

You want to prove to your business partners, employers and customers that your professional knowledge and skills meet the highest standards?

Take part in our accredited certification procedure, in which our experts confirm and document your expertise objectively and independently. A certificate according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024 provides you with a competitive advantage.

We help you publish your documented expertise with our Certipedia internet platform.

Have your name entered in our register and take advantage of the advertising opportunities that an individual TÜV test mark offers.

The words "Certified qualification according to ISO/IEC 17024" confirm that a candidate has been examined by a personnel certification body accredited in line with this standard.

As part of our accredited personnel certification procedure, PersCert TÜV is supervised by authorized bodies.

Overview of accredited certifications

Our accredited personnel certification in the area of quality (QM specialists)

QM specialists trained according to TÜV guidelines are examined and certified by PersCert TÜV, a certification body, in the following areas:

  • Quality representative (TÜV)
  • Quality manager (TÜV)
  • Quality auditor (TÜV)

A TÜV certification is proof of expertise widely recognized in the industry and service sector.

Certification is granted according to TÜV guidelines, which are based on the EOQ requirements and recognized by DAkkS. Accredited certificates from PersCert TÜV are a highly regarded proof of expertise. They provide access to leadership roles in organizations, up to and including the role of auditor for a certification body.

Before earning a certification in quality management, participants first had to prepare for the PersCert exam in a seminar held by TÜV Rheinland Akademie or one of its licence holders. As an admission requirement for personnel certification, certification holders have had to prove their expertise in an exam carried out by PersCert, the independent personnel certification body of TÜV.

PersCert TÜV examines and certifies participants on behalf of interested training providers. This is only possible if training providers offer training according to TÜV guidelines or obtain a license to use the training documents of TÜV Rheinland Akademie.

Our accredited personnel certification in the area of safety (EHS personnel)

The SCC regulations, which came into force in 2011, contain specifications for EHS training courses and exams for operationally active employees and managers at contractor companies.
As an accredited personnel certification body, PersCert TÜV is authorized to carry out the following certifications:

  • EHS exam for operationally active managers as per doc. 017 of the SCC guidelines
  • EHS exam for operationally active employees as per doc. 018 of the SCC guidelines

The SCC certificates issued by PersCert TÜV provide proof of the expertise of employees and managers in the fields of occupational health and safety and environmental protection and are recognized in Germany and numerous other countries (in particular the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland).

Personnel certification in the rail sector (rail sector specialists)

As the only personnel certification body for "Examiners for train drivers" in Germany accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024, PersCert TÜV contributes to safety in the rail sector.

Deutsche Bahn and numerous other railway companies conduct qualification programs for examiners who assess the operational capability of locomotive drivers in recurring exams.

These examiners demonstrate their expertise in a certification procedure involving an initial exam and then a recertification exam every 5 years.

Other accreditations

CQI IRCA accreditations (reference number: 01185221)

The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) is a global professional organization promoting the practice of quality management in all areas. The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is the largest and most important international certification body for auditors of management systems. For more information, see

As well as certifying auditors, CQI IRCA allows organizations to obtain recognition as training providers by IRCA and to have individual auditor training courses certified. The IRCA training guidelines ensure a uniform standard for auditors. CQI IRCA only approves organizations that have demonstrated the required technical and training know-how and are able to assess and examine the performance of potential auditors correctly.

  • PR323 and PR343 - Occupational health and safety:
    Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS)
    IRCA-certified OH&S Management Systems auditor training provides occupational health and safety experts with the knowledge and skills they need to assess whether the occupational health and safety management system in an organization complies with the requirements set down in the standard OHSAS 18001.
  • PR316 - Energy:
    Energy Management Systems (EnMS)
    IRCA-certified EnMS auditor training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the conformity and performance of an organization's energy management system.
  • PR320 - Information security: Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)
    IRCA-certified ISMS auditor training provides information security experts with the knowledge and skills they need to assess whether the information security management system in an organization complies with ISO 27001 .
  • PR328 and PT233 - Quality management:
    Quality Management Systems (QMS)
    IRCA-certified QMS auditor training provides quality management experts with the knowledge and skills they need to assess the conformity and performance of an organization's QM system. Auditors thereby contribute to the continuous improvement of business processes.
  • PR315 - Environment:
    Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
    IRCA-certified EMS auditor training provides environmental management experts with the knowledge and skills they need to assess whether the environmental management system in an organization complies with ISO 14001:2015.

The latest expertise in personnel certification and IRCA auditor training

Our accredited certificates are a highly respected proof of expertise. They provide access to leadership roles in organizations, up to and including the role of auditor for a certification body.

IRCA ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training Program

ISO 9001:2015 is a generic Quality Management System (QMS) standard that can be implemented in every organization, covering manufacturing or service industries.

TÜV Rheinland’s Lead Auditor Training Program assists organizations obtain a comprehensive understanding of the ISO 9001:2015 requirements as well as the benefits and positive impact of implementing the quality management system.

Our training program has an accelerated learning approach which will equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively assess the conformance of the Quality Management System (QMS) to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Not only will technical knowledge be imparted to the participants, but the training will also focus on honing appropriate personal skills.

Course Objective:

This course aims to provide the participants with a complete understanding of the process approach to quality management systems and auditing, the requirements of ISO 9001, and how to plan, complete and report the audit of an entire quality management system.

Who Should Undertake This Course?

This training program is ideal for Top Management/Key Officers, Quality Managers, Management Representatives, Internal Audit Team members, Document and Record Custodians, Quality Practitioners of any organization.

Benefits at a Glance:

At the end of the program, participants would have the following takeaways;

 Understand and interpret the ISO 9001:2015 requirements

 Acquire knowledge and skills required to perform and lead ISO 9001:2015 audits

 Determine an organization‘s compliance to ISO 9001:2015; draft and complete substantial audit reports

 Increase personal skill level and improve competency in auditing, including techniques and characteristics

Consulting by TÜV Rheinland

To become an auditor, one needs to harness certain skills and acquire extensive knowledge of the management system. TÜV Rheinland’s IRCA Registered Lead Auditor courses provide these skills and knowledge to future auditors.

We support our clients in optimizing processes, structures, strategies as well as restructuring and securing both patent and supplemental financial aid while strictly adhering to the highest levels of transparency and efficiency.

TÜV Rheinland consulting experts work together on an interdisciplinary basis. Globally linked and well versed in current topics, our specialists incorporate the key factors of success affecting the sectors that our customers operate in.


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