Certification is an assurance by an independent body that a system, product or service in question meets some specific requirements. Certification assurance is usually provided by some of external review, audit, education or assessment. There are various types of certifications which include Business Process Management (BPM) a discipline that measures, optimize and automate business processes. Also, BPM puts focus on analyzing and improving corporate performance through the management of business processes.ISO9001 quality management is another example of certification processes.ISO9001 is a system that promotes business and also helps in reducing costs and therefore building sustainable companies.
Certification involves many steps. First, one should prepare and decide on the certification approach. The objectives that benefit the business should be set. Secondly, choosing the procedure should be based on its pros and cons. Finally, there should be a plan for the implementation project and emphasize the most critical areas.
Various benefits are as a result of certification. Such benefits include, streamline operations and reduce costs, satisfaction to customers, the building of sustainable businesses, improving businesses and strong corporate governance. Other benefits such as increased job security and higher salaries prepare one for greater on-the-job responsibilities, better career flexibility and enhanced marketability.
In summary, the certification process is a voluntary process and does not replace the regulation in force. Certification can differ within the profession or the area of expertise to where they refer. Product certification refers to processes that determine whether a product meets requirements similar to quality assurance. There are different certification in each country and differs from one state to the other. Accreditation bodies may permit a notified body to provide third-party certification and evaluation services. Therefore, all types of certification are relevant and can be applied where necessary.