Systems to identify competent people to deem others competent are sometimes circular or impossibly complex.  How is it possible to meet this requirement of the standard?

STANDARD: ISO/IEC 17011  ·  CLAUSE: 6.1.3  ·  TOPIC: Competence of AB personnel


This problem is unavoidable when the AB starts operating a new accreditation scheme. However, if the process for determining competence is robust and tested in other, preferably similar, accreditation areas, it should generate enough confidence in the competence evaluation of a new accreditation scheme.