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The company scheme accreditation process

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Our accreditation team at TES is here to assist you with the accreditation process, including walking you through the criteria and the application process. They can also arrange an informal advisory session to help you understand the basic requirements and decide how to proceed.

Accreditation Criteria:

To meet the minimum requirements for accreditation, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Scheme candidates who are actively working towards professional registration as CEng, IEng or EngTech, supported by the scheme.
  • Professional development records that include copies of scheme candidates’ competence development against UK-SPEC competences. We recommend using Career Manager.
  • Scheme register that lists all candidates on the scheme.
  • Mentors who are either Chartered or Incorporated Engineers and can regularly advise candidates on the UK-SPEC requirements.
  • Scheme sponsor or owner at senior management or director level who oversees the scheme to ensure it delivers its outcomes.
  • Scheme administrator or coordinator responsible for ensuring day-to-day consistency and integrity of the scheme.
  • Scheme manual describing the operational aspects and processes in place to keep candidates working towards professional registration.

Steps to Accreditation:

To apply for accreditation, fill out the accreditation application form and provide evidence that you meet the criteria. Our team is happy to advise on the content and review a draft application.

Once we receive your final application, an accreditation panel will visit your organization to check that your scheme is working as described in your application. The panel will provide you with recommendations on any improvements, and if approved, you will be accredited.

Accreditation is usually awarded for three years, and you will need to send an annual self-assessment report to keep us updated on any changes to the scheme.

Accreditation Fees:

To find out about our accreditation service fees, download the accreditation service fee schedule.

Contact Us: If you have any questions or need assistance with the accreditation process, contact our accreditation team at employeraccreditation@testsociety.org.