Within the European Union and the member associations of EuroExpert the acceptance of individual members as experts is characterised by different procedures and designations.
- In some countries experts are accepted by demonstrating their competence in an application procedure by the association
- other experts are registered by the courts and have to demonstrate their qualification to these authorities
- others accept members through a third party certification by private or public authorities
The experts are then called recognized, accredited, certified, registered etc.
One of the aims of EuroExpert is the
of and education in common ethical and professional standards for experts within the European Union, based upon the principles of high qualification. The code of Practise, adopted within EuroExpert in 2000, includes the expert being a "fit and proper" person, having and maintaining a high standard of technical knowledge and practical experience in their professional field.
To assure these high standards the associations of EuroExpert shall have the following requirements for the acceptance and maintaining of individual membership as expert:
To be registered in a EuroExpert member association the applicant has to demonstrate to the association or the relevant authorities that:
- He has appropriate qualifications, training, experience and a satisfactory knowledge of the requirements of the scope to be carried out as expert. This includes that the applicant has sufficient practical experience in his field of activity and in his scope of expertise.
- He has demonstrated his competence by submitting a proper documentation (e.g. CV, copies of certificates for all relevant Academic and Professional qualifications, work experience and experience as expert, referees, reports, training).
- He has given evidence of his competence as expert by oral, written, practical, a combination of the before mentioned methods, or other assessment, to a committee or instructed specialists with appropriate knowledge and experience in the field of activity of the applying candidate
The association shall have adopted policies which:
- maintain confidentiality of all information obtained in the process of its activities concerning membership.
- define a development process (e.g. further training, Continuing professional development) to monitor members' compliance to the actual technical and ethical standards required in the field of their expert activity.
- define policies and procedures for granting, maintaining, renewing, suspending or withdrawal of membership