ASSESSMENT PROCESS IECEx CoPC
ASSESSMENT PROCESS IECEx Certified Service Facility
A detailed description of the process can be found in IECEx OD 503 chapter 3.2
Apply by web, email or post.
By applying, you will receive the status "applicant".
By Exert Certification
When your application is complete, one of our examiners will review your work and training record.
See IECEx OD 504 for the prerequisites for each unit.
If the review is successful, your status will change to "candidate" and you can sign up for assessments.
At one of our assessment centers in Norway, Korea, Vietnam, India/ Middle East, France, Malaysia, Turkey or Kazakhstan
Unit Ex 000 and Ex 001 assess the candidate through theory exams. All other units use both theory exams and practical assessments.
You are advised to study the relevant parts of IECEx OD 503 and 504 for further information about the assessments.
If your assessment is successful, and if all fees are paid, your status will be changed to "certified person".
Candidates fulfilling all requirements will be awarded an IECEx CoPC valid for five years.
Certificates can be viewed online at www.iecex.com and in the IECEx smart-phone app. A wallet ID card will also be issued to the certified person.
We will contact you three months before your certificate expires.
You will need to apply for renewal of your certificate.
Depending on if there has been changes to the relevant IEC 60079-standards, and depending on your work history during the past years, the Certification Body will decide if you will be offered a partial or full reassessment.
A detailed description of the process can be found in IECEx Guide 03A
Online Application form submitted on www.exertcertification.com/apply
APPLICATION REVIEW (CONTRACT REVIEW)
Executed by authorized Exert personnel
Application accepted - certification contract agreed and signed by both parties
Certification Manager submits evaluation plan to client, incl desktop- and onsite evaluation
Review of the evaluation results. If result is acceptable & all non-conformities are closed, certification decision is recommended
FAR & Certificate of Compliance (CoC) issued at www.iecex.com
MAINTENANCE OF IECEx 03-4 CERTIFICATE
Annual surveillance – organized and planned by Exert in co-operation with the client. Must be conducted within 12 months from the date of the issue of the certificate. Surveillance scheme is based on ISO/IEC 17067, to ensure that all process- and service requirements of the scope of certification are fulfilled and in compliance with the rules. When approved, continued use of the certification mark is granted
Re-certification – Every third year the certified facility has to undergo a full evaluation and review in order to renew the Certificate of Compliance