Competence Management System Approval OPITO have developed industry recognised criteria which can be used to approve your organisations Competence Management System.

We understand that organisations have bespoke Competence Management Systems to fit individual needs and requirements. By demonstrating that your unique system meets with our approval criteria, your organisation can achieve globally recognised OPITO approval.

There are many benefits to OPITO approval:

  • It demonstrates your organisation's commitment to maintaining industry criteria
  • It enables your organisation to demonstrate employee competency to clients and regulatory bodies
  • OPITO Approval provides evidence for tendering purposes
  • We will audit your systems regularly, ensuring continual improvement
  • It can also reduce the amount of client audit days required

The approval process is carried out over two stages:

Stage 1 - An application form will be completed by the organisation and submitted to OPITO along with a desk top matrix– these documents can be accessed in our downloads section below. A detailed desktop audit, will then take place at our offices – any additional information required will be identified at this stage.

Stage 2 - A physical site audit, which takes place at the organisation's offices and selected operational sites, will then be carried out by an OPITO auditor who will review a fully functioning system.

We offer a short, informative workshop for organisations looking to apply for approval which covers the process and criteria in detail. For further information please contact the approvals team at one of our offices.

If your organisation has an existing Competence Management System, we offer a Systems Health Check Audit which can be used to benchmark your system against our criteria and provide a roadmap to close the gaps to achieve approval.

The following documents will also provide a detailed understanding of the approvals process.

Click here to view company case studies regarding the approval process.