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In systems engineering accreditation is the formal certification that a model or simulation is acceptable for use for a specific purpose. Accreditation is conferred by the organization best positioned to make the judgment that the model or simulation in question is acceptable. That organization may be an operational user, the program office, or a contractor, depending upon the purposes intended.
In systems engineering accreditation is the formal certification that a model or simulation is acceptable for use for a specific purpose. Accreditation is conferred by the organization best positioned to make the judgment that the model or simulation in question is acceptable. That organization may be an operational user, the program office, or a contractor, depending upon the purposes intended.[1]

Accreditation is a process in which is certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented. Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Systems engineering techniques are used in complex projects: from spacecrafts to chip design, from robotics to creating large software products to building bridges, Systems engineering uses a host of tools that include modeling & simulation, requirements analysis, and scheduling to manage complexity Systems Engineering (SE) is an interdisciplinary approach and means... Certification, the process of certifying, or a certificate may refer to: Professional certification Product certification and certification marks Management System certification Cyber security certification Digital signatures in Public-key cryptography RIAA certification, RIAA Single certification in music, such as Gold or Platinum Film certification, also known as Motion picture rating...


Organizations that issue credentials or certify third parties against official standards are themselves formally accredited by the standards bodies; hence they are sometimes known as "accredited certification bodies".[2] The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable, typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically, and employ suitable quality assurance. Look up credential in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A standards organization, also sometimes referred to as a standards body, a standards development organization or SDO (depending on what is being referenced), is any entity whose primary activities are developing, coordinating, promulgating, revising, amending, reissuing, interpreting, or otherwise maintaining standards that address the interests of a wide base of... Quality assurance, or QA for short, is the activity of providing evidence needed to establish quality in work, and that activities that require good quality are being performed effectively. ...


One example of accreditation is the accreditation of testing laboratories and certification specialists that are permitted to issue official certificates of compliance with established standards, such as physical, chemical, forensic, quality, and security standards.[3] A test method is a definitive procedure that produces a test result. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A physical property is any aspect of an object or substance that can be measured or perceived without changing its identity. ... Antonym of psychical. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Forensics redirects here. ... For the Talib Kweli album Quality (album) Quality can refer to a. ... For other uses, see Security (disambiguation). ...


Accreditation processes are used in a wide variety of fields:

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An accredited registrar, also called an Accredited Certification Body (CB), is an organisation accredited by a recognised accrediting body for its competence to audit and issue certification confirming that an organisation meets the requirements of a standard (e. ... Diplomatic accreditation is the process in which an ambassador is certified as one countrys official representative to another. ... A professional certification, trade certification, or professional designation (often called simply certification or qualification) is a designation earned by a person to assure that he/she is qualified to perform a job or task. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Hospitals and healthcare services are vital components of any well-ordered and humane society, and will indisputably be the recipients of societal resources. ... For other uses, see Joint Commission (disambiguation). ... The Trent Accreditation Scheme (TAS) [1] is a United Kingdom-based non-profit organisation formed with a mission to maintain and continually standards of quality, especially in health care delivery, through the surveying and accreditation of health care organisations, especially hospitals, both in the UK and elsewhere in the world. ... Accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which a facilitys or institutions services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ... Accreditation is a certification of the academic quality of an institution of higher learning. ... Regional accreditation is a term used in the United States to refer to the process by which one of six accrediting bodies, each serving an area of the country, accredits schools, colleges, and universities. ... Accreditation mill refers to an accreditation group with low educational standards and without recognition from government and mainstream academia. ... In the United States, accredited institutions of higher education must be accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ... Main article: Unaccredited institutions of higher learning This article lists colleges, seminaries, and universities lacking educational accreditation. ...

See also

For other uses of the terms authentication, authentic and authenticity, see authenticity. ... Certification, the process of certifying, or a certificate may refer to: Professional certification Product certification and certification marks Management System certification Cyber security certification Digital signatures in Public-key cryptography RIAA certification, RIAA Single certification in music, such as Gold or Platinum Film certification, also known as Motion picture rating... Verification and Validation (V&V) is the process of checking that a product, service, or system meets specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose. ... Homologation is a technical term, derived from the Greek homologos (ομόλογος) for agree, which is generally used in English to signify the granting of approval by an official authority. ... The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation or ILAC started as a conference in 1977 with the aim of developing international cooperation for facilitating trade by promotion of the acceptance of accredited test and calibration results. ... Quality assurance, or QA for short, is the activity of providing evidence needed to establish quality in work, and that activities that require good quality are being performed effectively. ... A standards organization, also sometimes referred to as a standards body, a standards development organization or SDO (depending on what is being referenced), is any entity whose primary activities are developing, coordinating, promulgating, revising, amending, reissuing, interpreting, or otherwise maintaining standards that address the interests of a wide base of... The word validation has several uses: In general, validation is the process of checking if something satisfies a certain criterion. ...

References

  1. ^ Systems Engineering Fundamentals. Defense Acquisition University Press, 2001
  2. ^ USDA ISO Guide 65 Program Accreditation for Certification Bodies, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, August 9, 2007
  3. ^ Accreditation of Certification Bodies, Forest Stewardship Council website (accessed January 25, 2008)

External links

The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation or ILAC started as a conference in 1977 with the aim of developing international cooperation for facilitating trade by promotion of the acceptance of accredited test and calibration results. ... The International Code Council (ICC) is a United States based non-governmental organization which allows U.S. jurisdictions (states, counties, etc. ...

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College Accreditation in the United States-- Pg 2 (1050 words)
Institutional accreditation normally applies to an entire institution, indicating that each of an institution's parts is contributing to the achievement of the institution's objectives, although not necessarily all at the same level of quality.
The accredited unit may be as large as a college or school within a university or as small as a curriculum within a discipline.
For example, the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA), which was established in 1974 and existed until December 1993, served as a nongovernmental organization whose purpose was to foster and facilitate the role of accrediting agencies in promoting and ensuring the quality and diversity of American postsecondary education.
School accreditation - definition of School accreditation - Labor Law Talk Dictionary (885 words)
Accreditation of schools in the U.S. Accreditation is very important for schools in countries that operate under federal systems of government, like the United States of America.
Of the professional accreditors, the most powerful is probably the American Bar Association; its accreditation of one's law school is a prerequisite to sitting for the bar exam in nearly all states (California is the famous exception).
Despite the credit transfer problem, many national accreditation organizations for vocational schools are legitimate and the certificates or degrees issued by their members are generally considered to be a bona fide prerequisite for working in certain fields.
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