The International Assessor Registration
Scheme (the Scheme) has been developed, in response
to requests from industry, for the purpose of certifying
as competent, assessors trained and qualified in the
principles and practices of assessing processes with
the requirements ISO/IEC 15504.
Membership of the Scheme
The International Registration
Scheme for Assessors has a membership that supports
and helps develop the Scheme.
FOR MEMBERSHIP here.
IntRSA is governed by a Governing
Board. The Governing Board
comprises of three permanent members plus elected nominated
representatives from each membership category. The Governing
Board is elected from the membership. The President
of the Board is elected by the members of the Governing
Board. The Governing Board has a number of Standing
Comittes concerned with training, assessor certification,
public relations and elections.
The criteria against which assessors
are evaluated reflect the skills, knowledge and experience
that are required to be demonstrated by an assessor
during an assessment.
The Scheme is intended for:
- Internal process assessors
e.g. those who usually perform internal assessments
usually for the purpose of internal process improvement
- External process assessors
e.g. consultants or those employed or working on behalf
of purchasing organisations or third party certification
- Process practitioners e.g.
consultants, quality personnel, process improvement
Certification under the Scheme
is available, without restriction, to all applicants
who satisfy the certification requirements. Assessor
certification is available in the following grades,
depending on the individual assessment experience.
This is the entry or training
grade, for the assessor who has the appropriate personal
attributes, academic, professional and technical competencies
but lacks the required assessment experience.
This grade applies if the assessor
meets minimum requirements for assessment experience.
The assessor will be able to lead assessments either
individually or as leader of an assessment team.
This grade applies to assessors
that have extensive assessment experience and have lead
assessments as leader of assessment teams comprising
two or more persons. Principal assessors will normally
be working as consultants, for or on behalf of procurement
organisations or certification bodies (registrars).