Operative certification

Operative certification - is the procedure of authoritative scientific-practical and professional expertise of goods, services, technologies, business management systems, as well as personal knowledge and qualifications, implemented with observance of general principles of the ICSQ-775 standard certification. At the same time operative certification is characterized by significant liberalization of conditions and facilitation of the certification procedure implementation.

 

Operative certification is carried out in full correspondence with established rules of the ICSQ-775 standard certification taking the below noted differences into account.

 

In particular, operative certification is carried out only within the expert assessment category of the «Foundation» level. It has the following implementation mechanism:

 

I. Requirements to the procedure initiator:

- Status of the official manufacturer (owner) or seller.

 

II. Documents accompanying the expertise:

1) Application-form of the initiator;

2) Contract between the initiator and the IUCI;

3) Agreement on accession to the project «ICSQ-775» on terms officially announced by the IUCI.

 

III. Certification objects:

- Goods, services, technologies, business management systems, personal knowledge and qualifications.

 

IV. Certification aim:

- Determination of the certification object quality level or correspondence to international quality standards.

 

V. Materials submitted for the expert assessment:

1) Standard specimen of the examined object (if it can be provided);

2) Photos of the certification object (photos of all key qualitative features of the object);

3) Video review of the certification object (if the expert council considers it necessary);

4) Electronic copies of various documents, verifying the status and quality of the certification object, as well as recommendations related to this object, provided by various institutions;

5) Description and main characteristics of the examined object, as well as additional explanations necessary in order to carry out the independent expertise (in English and Russian).

 

VI. Procedure of carrying out the expertise and rules of determination of its results

1) Materials, submitted for the expert assessment and intended for public access, are uploaded to the relevant section of the website http://academy.iuci.eu/;

2) General expert examination of the object (certification approval or denial) and recommendation of the certification mark (5-grade system, determining the level of assigned "stars") is made by qualified sectoral specialists from around the world (Professional Expert Council) invited by the IUCI.

3) Final level of the certification mark is determined by the open expertise. Sectoral specialists accepted by the IUCI can take part in it. General negative conclusion of the open expertise lowers the recommended level of the certification mark given by the Professional Expert Council by 1 grade. General positive conclusion made by 2/3 of the general number of votes rises it by 1 grade. Open expertise takes place during the calendar year after the statement of the general expert mark of the object by the Professional Expert Council.

 

VII. Duration of the expertise

1) Standard duration of the expertise is 1 calendar month;

2) Accelerated expertise - 15 calendar days;

3) Final result of the certification is determined following the open expertise results as the calendar year after the statement of the general expert mark of the object by the Professional Expert Council ends.

 

VIII. Certification results and their affirmation:

Certification is the expert procedure. Its result is based on the objective professional assessment. It cannot be known ahead.

Affirmation of certification results:

1) International certificate of quality;

2) Certification mark (medal);

3) Right to place the certification mark on the object and documents related to the object;

4) Publication of information about the object and certification results in the IUCI Certification Bulletin.

 

IX. Terms of validity of certification results:

- If physical condition of the certified object remains unchanged, results of the certification may be used for the verification of the status of such an object during the period of 3 years.

 

X. Additional services and options:

1) Free admission of the certified object of commercial purpose to interactive participation (exposition) in the regional section of constantly functioning International commercial and industrial exhibition of the IUCI (London, UK) titled «Progressive quality XXI» during the current year - on the website http://iuci.eu/.

2) Nomination for the status of the exhibition diploma-holder with presentation of the relevant medal.

3) Verification of the determined quality of the object by the decision of the American International Commercial and Arbitration Court (AICAC, USA).

4) Presentation of goods or services for marketing in the regional e-shop of the IUCI (wholesale or retail).

5) Presentation of goods or services for international marketing on the IUCI "Selling space" (wholesale or retail).

 

XI. Certification cost:

1) the cost of certification of quality of goods, services, technologies, business management systems – 2000,0 €;

2) the cost of certification of quality of artworks –100 to 800,0 € (depending on the scale and complexity of the expert assessment of the object);

3) the cost of certification of personal knowledge and qualification quality – 200 to 500,0 € (depending on the scale and complexity of the expert assessment of the object);

4) the cost of certification of local scientific studies quality – 200,0 €, large-scale scientific studies – 500 €;

5) the cost of certification of correspondence to international standards of quality of animals and plants –100 to 500 € (depending on the scale and complexity of the expert assessment of the object).

 

XII. The cost of additional procedures:

1) participation in the International commercial and industrial exhibition of the IUCI  is free of charge

2) legalization of the certification status by the AICAC decision – 1500 €

3) presentation of goods or services for marketing in the regional e-shop of the IUCI (wholesale or retail) – 300,0 € a year + 5 % from the cost of objects sold

4) presentation of goods or services for international marketing on the IUCI "Selling space" (wholesale or retail) – 500,0 € a year + 5 % from the cost of objects sold.

 

XIII. Mechanism of payment:

Payment for certification services and additional procedures is made on conditions of 100% prepayment or with installment of date, assuming the final payment not later than three days before the service or procedure implementation ending.

 

XIV. Responsibility:

1) The IUCI bears limited responsibility for determination of high qualitative parameters of the object in correspondence with the general rules of the ICSQ-775 standard on condition of absolute honesty of the certification initiator in matters of submission of information necessary for holding the certification expertise.

2) Any interested person may address the IUCI with the reasonable application (Note) concerning the discovered mismatch between the certified object and the determined quality standard. If such application is satisfied by the Professional Expert Council of the IUCI, it may become the basis for cancellation of certification of the relevant object.

3) Any interested person addressing the IUCI concerning initiation of the expertise or impugnment of its results, accepts the "Agreement on accession to the project «ICSQ-775» on terms officially announced by the IUCI" and therefore becomes the participant of the indicated project on terms formulated in this agreement.