The TQC is a standing commission of EFFAS. Its main tasks are to provide advice to the European Management Committee of EFFAS on all issues relating to training and qualification, and to evaluate the accreditations of professional designations at EFFAS and its national member societies with its Review Panel.
The commission meets two to three times a year on a regular basis. There are a number of permanent agenda items, i.e. presentations by member societies and training schools on the training and qualification programmes and structures in their markets. Also, the commission members exchange their experiences with programmes that are run parallel by several member societies, like the CEFA and the CIIA. There are currently 13.000 holders of the CEFA-designation in Europe, and 5.000 holders of the global diploma CIIA worldwide.
The commission also supports the organization of the EFFAS Seminar series and the EFFAS Summer School held each year in Banco Santander City in Madrid. The meetings of the commission are open to every representative of a national member society occupied with training and qualification.
Jesús López Zaballos (IEAF/FEF, Spain)