The Accreditation Process

To make the accreditation process authoritative, independent and highly professional, PeopleCert accredits and works in close cooperation with a set of Accredited Tool Vendor Assessor (ATVA) organisations that conduct the software assessments and (optionally) provide additional training services to software vendors.

The tool vendor accreditation process has several stages:


Meeting the Accredited Tool Vendor Assessor (ATVA) criteria



The software assessment is done by independent organisations – Accredited Tool Vendor Assessors (ATVA).

To make end customers sure that the software is assessed by independent professionals, all ATVAs fit a set of strict criteria. An ATVA must:

  • Not be a software vendor in the IT management area and not be controlled by an external stakeholder owning a software development business in the IT management area.
  • Not assess the software with which it works as an implementation partner.
  • Have an IT consulting practice and hire properly certified employees for this purpose.
  • Have at least one Certified PeopleCert Software Assessor to conduct software assessments.

A list of Accredited Tool Vendor Assessors

BP Gurus is a company with the greatest involvement in ITIL4 globally specialised in the design, adoption and execution of digital transformation strategies and IT process optimisation.
ITSM Partner is your experienced multilingual assessment and training partner from the heart of Europe.
SERVIEW – that is passion in action, exceptional competence and fearless pursuit of ever better performance. As a specialised management consultancy, we fight for outstanding IT organisations whose business units we enable to perform at their best.