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17. Accreditation of certification providers

(1) Accreditation of a person as a certification provider is only valid when carried out by -

(a) the Commissioner, or

(b) the national accreditation body.

(2) The Commissioner may only accredit a person as a certification provider where the Commissioner -

(a) has published a statement that the Commissioner will carry out such accreditation, and

(b) has not published a notice withdrawing that statement.

(3) The national accreditation body may only accredit a person as a certification provider where the Commissioner -

(a) has published a statement that the body may carry out such accreditation, and

(b) has not published a notice withdrawing that statement.

(4) The publication of a notice under subsection (2)(b) or (3)(b) does not affect the validity of any accreditation carried out before its publication.

(5) Schedule 5 makes provision about reviews of, and appeals from, a decision relating to accreditation of a person as a certification provider.

(6) The national accreditation body may