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Conformity Assessment

Conformity Assessment

Course Description

This course introduces participants to the set of procedures, which demonstrate how specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled. It outlines the role of conformity assessment in quality infrastructure and its importance in accelerating trade capacity and economic development. The course further examines how variance in conformity assessment procedures creates major barriers to trade and the operational requirements for an efficient conformation assessment infrastructure.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the rationale for and benefits of conformity assessment
  • Recognize the ways in which a conformity assessment scheme can be designed and operated
  • Identify critical issues in markets that could shape conformity assessment operations


For its first edition, the courses will be moderated by a UNECE expert who will encourage participants to exchange among themselves and submit assignments to complete their learning objectives. This will allow UNECE to try out the courses and as needed improve them before they are offered as stand-alone. The first edition of the courses will be launched on 1st December 2019.

Course structure

Section Course Introduction

Section Introducing Conformity Assessment

Section Designing Conformity Assessment Activities

Section Who Watches the Watchmen?

Course format




Time required

4 hours

Course access

Open for enrolments

Course fee

Free of charge