Accreditation Office

The main function of the Accreditation Office is to provide planning and support to all the Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency’s Units during the accreditation process.
In order to be accredited, the Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency must have an administrative organisation and a system of internal control which complies with the criteria set out in Annex 1 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 907/2014​ regarding:
  • Internal environment
  • Control activities
  • Information and communication
  • Monitoring

In this regard the Accreditation Office is responsible to:
  • Keep up to-date the documents regarding Human Resources, Staff Training, Memorandums of Understanding, Co-operation Agreements, Manuals of Procedure and Half Yearly/Annual Reports
  • Collaborate with the Accreditation Audit team in all its requirements, by collecting all relative documents from the respective Units, communicating deadlines relative to the accreditation process and coordinating the process between all parties involved in the exercise
  • Provide information related to the accreditation process to all Units within the Paying Agency
  • Co-Ordinate the Corporate Training in the Paying Agency
  • Work in collaboration with the other Units for the update of this Website
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Besides the accreditation process the Accreditation Office is also responsible for issues related to: