Technical Commission on Accreditation (TCA) – this is a decision-making body which includes competent BSCA staff members independent of the assessments which are submitted for decision-making.
The main task of the TCA is to give an opinion on the competence of the assessment, its completeness and compliance with the established rules and procedures for accreditation.
The tasks, functions, rights, responsibility, and procedure for the formation and operation of the TCA are set in P SM 7.7).
Members of the Technical Commission on Accreditation are selected from the List of competent BSCA personnel (at least 5 persons) who are entitled to vote on accreditation decisions and who were not involved in the assessments concerned. The vote of the Chair of TCA has no predominance over other votes – decisions are made collectively.
List of competent BSCA personnel who are entitled to vote on accreditation decisions is updated annually based on the results of monitoring of decisions makers and is approved by BSCA Director. The monitoring is performed in accordance with the documented procedure DP SM 6-01. Appropriate members of technical committees can be invited to the meetings of the Technical Commission on Accreditation to provide technical expertise to make competent decisions.
The meetings of the Technical Commission on Accreditation are normally held on a monthly basis. Unscheduled meetings are held as necessary.