IPC - International Personnel Certification Association


IPC is currently looking to expand its membership and recruit more allies in its efforts to harmonise and regulate personnel certification on a global scale. But what are the benefits to expect from joining the ever-growing IPC team? What do members gain from participating in the IPC efforts?

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Membership is divided into the following classes:

(a) Full Members;
(b) Executive Partners;
(c) Associate Members;
(d) Honorary Members;

Full Member
Full Member means an organization which has in place a personnel certification scheme which has been certified, by an accreditation body which is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) or by an accreditation body member of a regional member of IAF, as meeting the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024:2012 and approved IPC criteria and which is admitted as a Member under clause 12.

Executive Partnership
Executive Partnership is open to associations of PCBs interested in the activities of IPC. Executive partners enjoy the privileges of a Full member and are entitled to request the IPC Board of Directors to develop an IPC specification for their members.

Associate Member
Associate Member means:

  • a personnel certification body which is not yet accredited as required for Full Membership,;
  • an organization that provides training or examination of competencies defined by IPC for a personnel certification scheme;
  • an industry association; and
  • other interested party which is admitted as a Member under clause 12.

Honorary Members
Honorary Member means an organization, including a member of IAF, which may be admitted as a non-voting Member under Clause 12 and not be required to pay a joining fee or annual subscription.

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AGM & Plennary Meetings
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