In the certification process, the operator will be inspected by ACT annually at least once a year and the certificate is valid for one year. Therefore, in order to continue the certification, the operator must renew his/her certification every year. ACT will send a re-application form to the operator at the beginning of each year.
To renew the certification, the operator must fill the re-application form and submit it to ACT together with the annual production plan. ACT will use the re-application information for planning of annual inspection and certification works.
The operator must submit the re-application to ACT before 31 March of every year.
The submission of annual renewal application allows ACT to extend a new certificate to replace the expiring one as long as the certified production remains unchanged. However, if certified production has changed, the operator must inform ACT of the change so that the changed production is inspected and certified (see more details in “Additional Certification”) before renewing a new certificate.
When the operator has significant changed in the certified production, it must notify the changes to ACT without delay so that ACT can determine whether the change has any implication for the certified production and whether additional inspection and certification is required.