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Competence Management Systems

Helping you promote the competence of your employees

A high quality Competence Management System (CMS) will bring real and lasting benefits to any organisation. OPITO CMS approval encompasses the performance and development of employees using a structured and measured system, that gives your organisation more control over risk and cost at every step of the competence management lifecycle.


Demonstrate your commitment to maintaining safety-criticial competence

Competence Management Systems

A robust Competence Management System (CMS) gives you control over everything from employee selection through training and development to staff deployment and ongoing assessment. 

Alongside our industry stakeholders, we have developed best practice criteria by which an organisation can have its existing CMS evaluated and approved by OPITO.  

OPITO CMS offers value and assistance to organisations by objectively measuring key processes against industry standards. Approval from OPITO demonstrates a commitment to industry criteria and recognised systems, and allows you to promote employee competence to existing and prospective clients, and regulatory bodies. This supports commercial and tendering bids.

Existing OPITO approved organisations confirm real value from the ongoing quality assurance review and continue to incorporate audit findings into ongoing improvement and development plans. For further information or to discuss your query further,  contact the OPITO CMS approval team in one of the OPITO regional offices

Competence Management System Approval

Competence Management System Performance Review

If an organisation has an existing CMS, OPITO offer a Performance Review visit which can be used to benchmark the current system against the industry developed criteria and provides a roadmap showing visible gaps, with recommendations on how an organisation can close these out to achieve approval.