Getting started with IRIS Certification

How do recruiters apply for IRIS Certification? 

Recruiters can apply for certification through the IRIS Certification website. To do so, they first need to complete the IRIS Labour Recruiter Capacity Building Programme (CBP) which is available to them through IOM.  

IRIS Certification is independent of the Capacity Building Programme and while upon completion recruiters can apply for IRIS Certification, it does not guarantee becoming IRIS certified. This is because the ultimate decision on certification is made by an independent IRIS auditor approved by the IRIS Scheme Manager.    

The certification application process begins with the recruiter submitting their application via the IRIS Certification website. This website is separate from the IRIS: Ethical Recruitment website (www.iris.iom.int).