The purpose of the CPAC Qualification system is to provide companies with a recognized format that can be integrated with their Competency Management Programs (CMP) establishing specific levels of code based qualification to recognized Codes, Standards and regulatory requirements. The levels have been developed with the level of understanding required for various roles and responsibilities within an organization. While demonstrating code comprehension through qualification is a small part of an organization’s CMP it is critical.
Each Qualification level identifies a body of knowledge which can be added to the job description within the company’s CMP. Unlike code qualifications, the required determination of training and experience is based on a companies individual need for specific positions it is difficult to standardize and must be established inhouse. The CPAC system offers the code qualification in a plug and play fashion by incrementally moving the qualifications from entry level to subject matter expert. The levels and certificates offered are as follows: