Within 90 days of receiving an application for accreditation as a verification body, lead verifier, or verifier, the Executive Officer shall inform the applicant in writing either that the application is complete or that additional specific information is required to make the application complete.
Upon a finding by the Executive Officer that an application for accreditation as a verifier or lead verifier is complete, the prescreening requirement is met and the applicant will be eligible to attend the verification training required by this section.
Within 45 days following completion of the application process and all applicable training and examination requirements, the Executive Officer shall act to grant or withhold accreditation for the verification body, lead verifier, or verifier.
The Executive Officer shall issue an Executive Order to grant accreditation to the applicant if the evidence of qualification submitted by the applicant has been found complete and sufficient and the applicant has successfully completed the required training and examination(s).
The Executive Order for accreditation is valid for a period of three years, whereupon the applicant may re-apply for accreditation as a verifier, lead verifier, or verification body. All ARB approved general or sector specific verification training and examination requirements applicable at the time of re-application must be met for accreditation to be renewed by the Executive Officer.
The Executive Officer shall issue an Executive Order to grant accreditation to a verification body if evidence of qualification submitted by the applicant has been found to meet the requirements of section 95132(b)(1).
The Executive Officer and the applicant may mutually agree to longer time periods than those specified in subsections 95132(c)(1) or 95132(c)(3), and the applicant may submit additional supporting documentation before a decision has been made by the Executive Officer.
Modification or Revocation of an Executive Order Approving a Verification Body, Lead Verifier, or Verifier. The Executive Officer may review and, for good cause, modify or revoke an Executive Order providing accreditation to a verification body, lead verifier, or verifier. The Executive Officer shall not revoke an Executive Order without affording the verification body, lead verifier, or verifier the opportunity for a hearing in accordance with the procedures specified in title 17, California Code of Regulations, section 60055.1 et seq.
Subcontracting. The following requirements shall apply to any verification body that elects to subcontract verification services.
All subcontractors must be accredited by ARB to perform the verification services for which the subcontractor has been engaged by the verification body.