Certification of Training Organisations
How it works
All entities providing recreational scuba diving training systems and certification and which assume responsibility for the implementation and quality management of scuba diver and scuba instructor training can apply for certification.
On submission of the application for certification, the training organisation must provide specified information and documentation (e.g. training standards, training material for students). These are checked as to whether they meet the requirements of the applicable standards and justify the performance of on-site audits.
Assessments within the framework of the certification procedures are carried out by an audit team. This audit team is composed of a Lead Auditor who is appointed by Austrian Standards and a Technical Auditor who is a professional from the diving training industry.
In order to validate the practical aspects of the training system, on-site audits are performed by the observation of a number of scuba diver and scuba instructor training events at appropriate levels. The number of training events to be audited is determined from the number of certifications issued per year.
Issue of certificate
EUF Certification International assesses on the basis of the audit report as to whether the training organisation has met all requirements in accordance with the European/International Standards.
The certificate will be valid for a maximum of 5 years.