CERTIFICATION BODY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF PAKISTAN PRODUCTIVITY SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The basic purpose of the program is to narrow the demand supply gap in the context of the requirement of productivity specialists. While it will help in producing productivity specialists in the country, it will also help in raising NPO’s visibility and authority on the subject of productivity. This will also strengthen national productivity, quality, and competitiveness for sustainable socioeconomic development.
APO has identified the certification program as one activity that could raise the APO’s and NPO’s visibility and authority as a leading productivity organization in the respective countries. Recognizing the competency and credibility of national productivity organizations (NPOs) or their affiliates as APO-accredited certification bodies (CBs) will build APO brand awareness, cultivate and expand a community of experts, and strengthen APO leadership in the area of productivity. Each CB has to follow the APO General Requirements for Certification Bodies: Certification of Persons Scheme, which is aligned with ISO/IEC 17024.
The CB will be accredited by the Asian Productivity Organization Accreditation Body (APO-AB) and is recognized by 21 APO member countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Republic of China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.