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About Probitas Authentication™


Introduction

In December 1998, the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) was organized for the purpose of achieving significant improvements in quality and reductions in cost throughout the supply chain.  Created by SAE International®, the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), and the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC), IAQG serves companies through three sector groups in the Americas (AAQG), Europe (EAQG), and the Asia/Pacific region (APAQG).

The IAQG developed 9104, a global scheme for the use of assessment results performed by Certification Bodies (CBs), based on the 9100-series standards, including IAQG 9100 (Aviation, space and defense organizations), IAQG 9110 (Aviation maintenance organizations), and IAQG 9120 (Aviation, space and defense distributors).

For the Americas, the IAQG has established the Registration Management Committee (RMC) to manage the application and oversight of the Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) scheme.  The RMC approves, as appropriate, Auditor Authentication Bodies (AABs) that authenticate AQMS auditors.  Probitas Authentication™ is an RMC-recognized AAB and has been approved to authenticate AQMS auditors in accordance with the requirements of 9104-1 (requirements for certification program) and 9104-3 (auditor qualification and training requirements).

For each of the 9100-series standards, there are two levels of aerospace auditor grades that are defined:

  • Aerospace Auditor (AA) recognizes the individual has met the requirements to participate in an Aerospace Audit to the qualified scheme as part of an audit team and under the guidance of an Aerospace Experienced Auditor (AEA).

  • Aerospace Experienced Auditor (AEA) recognizes the individual has met the requirements to lead an Aerospace Audit to the qualified scheme as a lead auditor.

The RMC has also recognized Probitas Authentication as an approved Training Provider Approval Body (TPAB).  As a TPAB, Probitas Authentication has a responsibility to ensure that only those courses containing the certification scheme's body of knowledge requirements and demonstrating the training provider's effective administration are awarded certification.  The overall purpose of certifying training course content is to verify that minimum body of knowledge requirements are met, and that training provider administration practices are developed, implemented, maintained, and documented in accordance with the certification requirements.


Principles

Probitas Authentication is committed to customer service, thoroughness, accuracy, integrity and continuous improvement:

  • It is our goal to be the provider of choice by exceeding the expectations of our customers, being responsive to requests and timely in our responses, and add value beyond the direct service being provided.

  • It is our goal to be detail-oriented, free from mistakes and errors, and precise in our conclusions.

  • It is our goal to be fair and honest, unencumbered by bias, and intent on providing equal opportunities for success.

  • It is our goal to ensure all decisions are based on accepted industry standards and approved practices.

  • It is our goal to remain committed to continually improving the effectiveness of our business and quality management systems.

The business operating practices of Probitas Authentication conform to ISO/IEC 17024: 2012 Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.  This international standard was developed with the objective of achieving and promoting a globally accepted benchmark for organizations operating certification of individuals.


Standards

Probitas Authentication authenticates AQMS auditors and reviews and approves AQMS training course content for the following IAQG standards:

  • IAQG 9100: Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations

  • IAQG 9110: Quality Management Systems for Aviation Maintenance Organizations

  • IAQG 9120: Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Distributors

Probitas Authentication has also partnered with the Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Strategy Group™ to be the independent third party tasked with issuing certificates for Delegated Product Release Verification (DPRV) personnel, and maintaining each individual's ongoing credentials and record against the requirements of AS13001A, DPRV Training Requirements.

 

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