New Approved Certifier Admin Area

28 March 2019

Our favourite blogs to write are always the ones in which we are able to inform you of changes we have made that we believe will make your lives (well, your lives as Certifiers or Certification Coordinators, anyway) significantly easier. That is certainly the case this week!

New Approved Body Admin Area

28 March 2019

Our favourite blogs to write are always the ones in which we are able to inform you of changes we have made that we believe will make your lives (well, your lives as Certifiers or Certification Coordinators, anyway) significantly easier. That is certainly the case this week!

Certificates & Invoices: three SER processes you might not realise you can do yourself!

22 March 2019

We don't want anyone reading the title of this blog to think that we don't enjoy our interactions with SER Scheme members. Additionally, we would always recommend that you contact us if you are unsure of anything. It's just that a fairly hefty proportion of the calls and emails we receive relate to processes that the enquirer did not realise they could solve themselves, rather than having to wait for us to call them back because we were busy dealing with another query.

How to update your SER account details

21 March 2019

This blog also looks at processes you may not be aware you can do yourself, concentrating on changing contact, employer and employee details. We will readily accept that it's not the most thrilling stuff you will ever read, but familiarising yourself with these practices will hopefully save you time and effort in the future.

Step-by-step guide to completing your CPD return (CPD return advice part 4 of 4)

20 December 2018

We realise that you may be getting slightly sick of the mere mention of CPD, but we promise this will be the last time we bother you with it - at least for a few weeks...

SER CPD: Review, Activities and Intentions (CPD return advice part 3 of 4)

19 December 2018

This is the penultimate part in our series of blogs designed to help you complete your SER CPD return with the minimum of difficulty.

Importing CPD Notepad and Uploading IStructE & ICE returns (CPD return advice part 2 of 4)

18 December 2018

The window for completing SER CPD returns for 2018 opens on 1st January 2019. All Approved Certifiers that became members of the Scheme before 1st July 2018 are required to submit a CPD return for the 2018 calendar year.

SER Audits - tips from our auditors

21 November 2018

Auditing our members in order to have confidence that certification standards are met is a fundamental part of the SER Scheme. While we endeavour to make the process as positive and constructive as possible, we fully understand that being audited would come fairly low down the list of most people's favourite pastimes.

Certification coordinator changes

08 November 2018

In this week's blog we are going to walk you through the new and significantly improved certification coordinator system.

CPD Activity Notepad (CPD return advice part 1 of 4)

27 September 2018

We will be publishing a series of CPD-related blogs closer to the time of the window opening, with each focusing on a specific section of the SER CPD return process. However, given that the CPD activity notepad is designed to be used throughout the year, and is also the part of the return process which has caused Certifiers the most confusion, we are publishing the blog relating to it now.