Certification of personnel and certification of professions

IMQ’s personnel certifications are a third-party guarantee that certified professionals possess, maintain and improve, over time, the necessary competence - i.e. knowledge, skills and talents - to carry out the tasks assigned to them.

Certification of competence is usually voluntary and issued in accordance with the technical standards and other documents and regulations applicable to the activity in question. To perform certain activities, however, the law requires practitioners to hold certifications issued by accredited conformity assessment bodies. For example, this applies to people who work on equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases, and providers of training relating to work on live electrical parts in electrical systems supplied at industrial frequency, at voltages exceeding 1000 V.

It is also worth bearing in mind that, to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market, especially for professionals who do not belong to orders and associations, it is no longer enough to demonstrate your competence with an academic qualification or curriculum vitae. Increasingly, the market requires certification of skills in accordance with the applicable UNI technical standards issued by a third-party body such as IMQ, accredited by ACCREDIA in accordance with CEI UNI EN ISO/IEC 17024.


Certifications issued by IMQ

Why opt for certification from IMQ?

  • Leading conformity assessment body;
  •  ACCREDIA accredited personnel certification body pursuant to CEI UNI EN ISO/IEC 17024;
  • Extensive experience in company and personnel certification.

Certification procedure

The certification procedure involves:

  • submitting an application, with documentary evidence of fulfilment of the scheme’s prerequisites, which usually include academic qualifications, specific training and work experience;
  • taking an exam, which may involve written and/or practical tests and/or interviews, depending on the scheme.

Certificates are valid for different lengths of time depending on the certification scheme and may require annual maintenance.
The purpose of re-certification is to verify that the personnel in question have retained their skills, and involves exams and/or documentary checks, depending on the certification scheme.

The specific certification procedure for each scheme is described in the relevant special requirements.

Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications.