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CERTivation receives ANAB accreditation for pipelines

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Meenal Datar

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CERTivation, a German accreditation body which is part of the Rosen Group, has been accredited as a personnel certification body by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for Pipeline Integrity Management and Pipeline Defect Assessment.

The company has fulfilled the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons, within the scopes of ‘Certified in Pipeline Integrity Management: CS_014F’ and ‘Certified in Pipeline Defect Assessment: CS_020F.’

CERTivation, as part of Rosen, has a strong connection to the oil and gas industry, and identified a need within the industry for qualified programs for the continuous learning and development of its employees and ensure sufficient competence, specifically for pipeline integrity. It commissioned the Qualification Panel for the Pipeline Industry (QPPI), an independent panel of qualified subject matter experts, to identify the competencies that are essential in the field of pipeline integrity, and to develop respective certification schemes. Eight qualifications were selected for certification by CERTivation. Having been accredited in two, CERTivation is currently in the process of accreditation according to ISO 17024 by ANSI for the certifications of the six other qualifications identified by the QPPI.

The new accreditation represents a strategic expansion of CERTivation’s service portfolio, which already includes accredited certification of management systems according to international standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001. The company says it was a ‘natural step’ to seek accreditation as a personnel certification body in the field of pipeline integrity.

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