SIR #: 10004
Section: Appendix C 18.104.22.168.4 (b)
Link to relevant standard
This clause restricts the AB from imposing additional fees. Suspensions often require follow-up assessments resulting in the FSMO incurring additional costs for assessor time and travel.
I suggest that clarification be provided on the term fees, application fees not assessment costs or remove the phrase (and pay any fees).
TNI FINAL RESPONSE:
(Field Activities Committee / NEFAP Executive Committee, 11-11-10)
The clause in the above referenced section was intended to prevent accreditation bodies from assessing FSMO applicants with an additional application fee in cases where they were seeking re-instatement within six months of a suspension. It was not intended to prevent accreditation bodies from assessing fees for services rendered to the FSMO to verify that the FSMO now meets the requirements of the standard.