Accountants Institute® has been compliant with ISO 17024:2003 (now 17024:2012) since 2009, which is the International benchmark for personnel certification schemes.
The International Standard aims to harmonize the various procedures used around the world for certifying the competence of personnel in different professions.
It provides a global benchmark for certification schemes to ensure that they operate in a consistent, comparable and reliable manner worldwide, thus establishing an environment for the mutual recognition of schemes and facilitating the global mobility of personnel.
Since 2010 we have adopted a policy to harmonize our qualifications with the definitions determined by the United Kingdom Qualification Regulator Ofqual.
This harmonization has led to a clearer definition of membership grades and the improved correlation between Professional Membership and Qualification requirements.
The Accountants Institute® qualifications have been approved by the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) and Financial Services Partnership (FSP) in the United Kingdom since 2010.