ILDA accreditation and certification programs

ILDA volunteer Members are working on a number of accreditation and certification programs. One of these programs, the ILDA Certified Professional Lasershow Company, was established in 2010 and is now active.

The details of the other proposed programs, and the pace of work, are up to Members working in these areas. Any interested ILDA Member is welcome to participate in this effort. All ILDA Members will have opportunities to review and comment on the programs.



Quality control and review


The programs will be reviewed by the Board and Executive Director, to ensure that they address standards for credentialing programs. These include ANSI/IEC/ISO 17024 and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

Resources include the books "Certification and Accreditation Law Handbook, 2nd Ed." and "The Business of Certification”. Both books are owned by ILDA.

Key concepts which must be addressed are discussed in the “Required elements” section below.


Who may apply


All programs must be open to any qualified entity. It must not a requirement to be an ILDA Member in order to achieve certification or accreditation.

Non-members can be charged higher fees for certification or accreditation services. But the fee increase must be reasonable and not punitive.


When will a program be available?


These programs are being developed at the pace and speed of the volunteer effort. Ideally, there will be a certification or accreditation program for all ILDA Member activities, such as a Member who only manufactures parts used in laser show projectors.

However, some activities, such as doing laser shows or building complete projectors, are more common and/or are deemed more important for public safety. So the focus will initially be on setting up programs in these areas.



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