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An ISAF NominatedExpert will use the ISAF National Training Programme as a reference tool but will of course take into consideration the specific local cultural and geographical conditions and resultant objectives of each MNA National Training Programme.
A full list of all ISAF Members (MNAs) that have successfully undergone this process can be found via the link below:
ISAF Recognized Training Accreditation can benefit an MNA for the following reasons:
1. Funding: Other than for elite athlete development (Olympics) Government funding for sport development will often only be provided to sports that have an independently recognised sport delivery program. ISAF provides such recognition. This particularly applies to new and emerging nations which ISAF needs to attract.
2. Safety: Other than for elite athlete development (Olympics) Government funding for sport development will often only be provided to sports that have an independently recognised sport delivery programme. ISAF provides such recognition. This particularly applies to new and emerging nations which ISAF needs to attract.
3. Value of awards: Recognition implies a high standard of best practice supported by the use of the ISAF brand. This in turn means that training awards have an international value to those they are awarded to, both students and coaches.
4. Continual access to 'best practice': 'Recognition' is joining the ISAF Training Family and provides constant access to shared information about improvements in equipment, changes to standards and the latest training techniques.
5. Maintenance of high quality standards: Recognition is a rolling process involving periodic re assessment thus ensuring continuity of high standards
The documents at the bottom of this page will help you look in more detail at the process involved for your National Training Programme in applying for accreditation.
A standard information form or 'Audit report sheet' should be used by each MNA prior to the accreditation visit. This score sheet contains all of the relevant data to assist any MNA wishing to be accredited in recognizing where any areas may lie that require additional work. This score sheet should be completed by the MNA and submitted to the ISAF Training and Development Manager with the request for an audit visit.
The accreditation programme is envisaged as a progressive and continuous process.
For MNAs wishing to undergo the audit for ISAF Recognized Training status but who are in need of guidance on the 'level' of their current programme, ISAF may be able to fund a Training Review visit. The appointed ISAF Nominated Expert will visit your MNA and help you to complete an audit of all criteria covered in the official accreditation guidelines in order to offer advice for further development (if needed) or to confirm that the programme is ready for a full audit.
Applicant MNAs for this are considered on a case by case basis and all enquiries should be made to the ISAF Training and Development Department.