Modifying an Accreditation

Accredited agencies, corporations, and municipalities must apply to obtain the approval of the Administrator of Accreditation (Administrator) to modify their accreditation.  In Council Connect, there are two applications that should be used, of which each has a specific purpose.

Name Change

The name of an accredited corporation, or agency may change as a result of a merger, acquisition, sale, or corporate status.  A name of a municipality may change due to dissolution, amalgamation, or reclassification to a different municipal status.  If a change to the name associated with an organization's accreditation is required, a Modify Accreditation – Name Change application is submitted through Council Connect.  

1.    All applications must include:

Reasonable Notice

Accredited agencies, corporations, and municipalities must provide the Administrator of Accreditation (Administrator) with reasonable notice of a name change.  If written notice has not already been provided to the Administrator, this written notice must be provided as part of the application process. The application will not be processed without it, and could result in it being delayed.

Draft QMP

A redlined version of the QMP template published by the Council reflecting the name change.  The QMP templates can be found here. 

Application Fee

A fee of $100 per discipline covered under the organization's scope of accreditation will be assessed for this application.  For example, an organization accredited in building, electrical, fire, gas, and plumbing, a fee of $500 will be assessed.

Scope Change

An organization would submit a Modify Accreditation – Scope Change application if they need to make substantive changes that will affect the jurisdiction of their current accreditation.  This would include changes that:
·         Add or subtract technical disciplines administered under the accreditation.
·         Add or subtract industrial facilities.
·         Add or subtract a municipality participating in a joint accreditation.
·         Add or remove the responsibility to administer all, or parts, of the Alberta Building Code or Alberta Fire Code.
·         Add or remove the responsibility to administer the Alberta Electrical Utility Code.
·         Add or remove the responsibility to deliver fire prevention programs.

 

1.    All applications must include:

Draft Quality Management Plan (QMP) 

A redlined version of the QMP template published by the Council reflecting the requested changes to the scope of the organization's accreditation.  The QMP templates can be found here. 

Application Fee

All Modify Accreditation – Scope Change applications are assessed a fee of $150 per discipline covered under the organization's scope of accreditation.  For example, an organization accredited in building, electrical, fire, gas, and plumbing, a fee of $750 will be assessed.

Scope Change applications that involve changes in regards to tank management under the fire discipline will not be charged a fee.

2.    Corporations and municipalities must provide:

Draft Transition Plan

Corporations and municipalities must provide a redlined version of the Transition Plan Template completed with the requisite information.  Agencies do not have to meet this requirement.

The Transition Plan template can be found here.

3.    Municipalities must provide:

Municipal Resolution

Municipalities must submit a signed resolution of their municipal council supporting the application to modify the scope of their accreditation.  The resolution can be submitted at the beginning of the application process, or, with the final signed QMP. 

4.    When the Scope Change removes responsibility to administer a technical discipline

Reasonable Notice

Where the change in scope application results in the organization subtracting a technical discipline, reasonable notice must be provided to the Administrator in advance of the change taking place.  Specifically in relation to corporations and agencies, this advance notice must be provided where the scope change results from a material change in corporate ownership and control. 

If the written notice has not already been provided to the Administrator prior to the submission of the application, it must be provided as part of the application process.  The application will not be processed without it, and could result in it being delayed.​