Active Standard ANSI / ISO / IEC17024 | Developed by Subcommittee: E36.
1.1 This International Standard specified requirements for a body certifying persons against specific requirements, including the development and maintenance of a certification scheme for persons.
Note In some countries, bodies which verify the conformity of the competence of persons against specified requirements are called "certification bodies", in other countries "registration bodies" in others "assessment and registration bodies" or "certification/registration/licensure bodies" and in others still "registrars". This International Standard uses the term "certification body". However, this use is not limiting.