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IPC develops certification programs that are accepted all over the world for persons’ certification since 1995.

By joining IPC, you can have access to and get using privileges for already-existing programs as well as take part in the development of new ones.

Our Members

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Alberk QA International Technic Control and Certification Corp.
Best Personnel Certification Body Co.,Ltd. (Best PCB)
China Certification & Accreditation Association
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Qualitat - DGQ
Global Personnel Certification Body - GPC
Hong Kong Institution of Certified Auditors - HKICA
International Auditor Center - IAC GLOBAL.Inc
Norsk Sertifisering AS
Professional Evaluation and Certification Board - PECB
Quality Austria - Trainings, Zertifizierungs und Begutachtungs GmbH
Sistem Eğitim Ve Belgelendirme Ltd. Şti.

About IPC

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IPC was established in 1995, under the name International Auditor and Training Certification Association (IATCA). To adapt to the market need for certification of professionals in a variety of categories, the role and name was changed in Chicago 2003 to International Personnel Certification Association, IPC.

IPC’s main activity is to develop certification schemes for professionals. Although the focus of IPC is personnel certification, recognition of training providers and training courses are also part of our activities.

IPC’s objective is to promote the interests of certification bodies and serve the needs of the society for competence of professionals.

IPC is also a "Scheme owner", which means that IPC develops and owns Certification Schemes (Normative Documents). These schemes are specifying rules and frame requirements for competence, on which the certification body may elaborate.


Latest News

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New Certification Scheme

The draft “IPC VVB Verifier/validator” scheme is open for public comments for two months, until July 12, 2023. See it in IPC Schemes & Guides

New IAF Brochure

The IAF brochure on Accredited Certification for Persons and Benefits has been published. You can download it from Accredited Certification for Persons and Benefits

I.C.E. Exchange EXC2021

IPC Secretary General, Dr. George Anastasopoulos, attended the I.C.E. Exchange EXC2021, the Conference for the Credentialing Community

New Exam Validation Guide

IPC, the International Personnel Certification Association, released the new Exam Validation Guide for Personnel Certification Bodies IPC-BD-21-01.

Latest Events

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Best Personnel Certification Body Co, Ltd - (Best PCB), based at Taichung City, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) joined IPC as a Full Member.


Pioneers of Quality Systems & Certifications Co. LTD (PQS), based at Cairo, Egypt, joined IPC as an Associate Member.


The IPC hosted a remote course program on Examination Validation Methods for Personnel Certification Bodies on March 25-27, 2021.


IPC is presenting the remote course/workshop Validation Methods for Personnel Certification Schemes, 2 days course, March 2021