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Standard Interpretation



Standard: NEFAP
Section: Appendix C 7.9.2.1.4b
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REQUEST:

This clause restricts the AB from imposing additional fees. Suspensions often require follow-up assessments resulting in the FSMO incurring additional costs for assessor time and travel.

I suggest that clarification be provided on the term fees, application fees not assessment costs or remove the phrase (and pay any fees).

TNI FINAL RESPONSE:

(Field Activities Committee / NEFAP Executive Committee, 11-11-10)

The clause in the above referenced section was intended to prevent accreditation bodies from assessing FSMO applicants with an additional application fee in cases where they were seeking re-instatement within six months of a suspension. It was not intended to prevent accreditation bodies from assessing fees for services rendered to the FSMO to verify that the FSMO now meets the requirements of the standard.