Proof of competence

personal certification is a continuous quality measurement of an invidual's professional competence. A personal certificate is based on the requirements of a Certification Scheme (also called standard or assessment guideline). This describes the requirements for the (future) certificate holder and relevant parties, for example that the certificate holder follows continuing education or takes another exam within a certain period of time.

In addition to the fact that specific personal certification may be required for certain occupations, there are many advantages for the certified professional. Proof of competence, a greater recognition on the market, a potential improvement in their professional career and skills certified by an independent certification agency.

What can we do for you?

Industries in which personal certification or staff certification is important, or often mandatory, are among others:

  • Construction
  • Petrochemical Industry / offshore
  • Gardeners and landscaping
  • Security companies
  • Cleaning industry / Industrial cleaning
  • Painters Industry
  • Shipbuilding
  • Electrical engineering and process control industry

Kiwa has been a personal certification body for many years. 

Personal certification within the Netherlands

No matter how well they are trained, professional knowledge and skills are subject to wear and tear. There is personal certification to maintain and provide insight into craftsmanship. Curious in which areas we offer personal certification in the Netherlands? You can read more about it on our Dutch website.

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