ATA Application

This online application form should be used when applying for the Accredited Training Associate accreditation from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification. The Accredited Training Associate, or ATA, is an accreditation meant for individuals who provide Lean Six Sigma training and consulting independently or for an Accredited Training Organization.

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Please read the following Terms and Conditions:

The International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) grants the status of Accredited Training Associate (ATA) to qualifying parties. At such time as the designation is granted, the party acknowledging this document hereby agrees to comply with the following terms and conditions for the period of time the ATA shall hold this designation:

ATA Business Practices: 1. IASSC authorizes an ATA the right to display itself as an Accredited Training Associate by use of the IASSC Marks provided to the ATA. 2. An ATA agrees to use said IASSC Marks in full compliance with the terms and conditions of the IASSC Marks Usage Policy. 3. For the term of the accreditation issued by IASSC the ATA agrees to offer Lean Six Sigma belt courses substantially consistent with the Application Information approved by IASSC. 4. An ATA agrees to offer and administer the IASSC examinations in a manner consistent with the procedures described herein. 5. An ATA acknowledges the content of the IASSC Examinations is proprietary information owned by IASSC and may therefore not be copied or reproduced or managed in any manner not described herein. 6. Should an ATA wish to modify any of the Application Information, the ATA shall give IASSC written notice of such intended modifications a minimum of sixty (60) days prior to the intended implementation of such modifications such that IASSC may consider the impact of such modifications to ATA’s accreditation status.
Examination Administration: 1. Affiliated and Accredited IASSC Partners may resell IASSC paper-based Exam Packets and on-demand web-based Exam Vouchers to end-users subject to the terms and conditions defined herein. Furthermore, IASSC paper-based exam delivery is subject to the policies defined here: http://www.iassc.org/accreditations/exam-administration-program/paper-based-exam-administration-rules-regulations-process-procedures/. Paper-based Exam Packets and on-demand web-based Exam Vouchers may be used only once by a single end-user. 2. Once a paper-based Exam Packet or on-demand web-based Exam Voucher is distributed to an end-user it cannot be reissued to another end-user. 3. Exams cannot be directly resold for less than the retail exams prices as posted on the IASSC website from time to time or the generally accepted monetary conversion into any equivalent value in a foreign currency. Any and all public mention of certification pricing must reference these retail prices. 4. Affiliated and Accredited IASSC Partners may package IASSC paper-based Exam Packets and on-demand web-based Exam Vouchers with training as “bundles” whereby the pricing for the Exam is bundled with training so long as the bundled or packaged price reasonably exceeds the price of the Retail Exams. 5. Affiliated and Accredited Partners reselling IASSC exams in any form, including but not limited to, IASSC paper-based Exam Packets and on demand web-based Exam Vouchers, must report the sale of the exam to IASSC within a reasonable time frame not to exceed 30 days. This includes the sale of paper-based Exam Packets and on-demand web-based Exam Vouchers as well as the sale of any product whereby an IASSC exam is bundled or included along with training. 6. Affiliated Partners must pay IASSC for the IASSC exam at the time of the sale to the end-user; not at the time of Exam consumption by the end-user. 7. Affiliated and Accredited Partners are responsible for providing end user sales reporting to IASSC on a regular basis; typically real-time or monthly. This sales data should include but is not limited to the type of exam sold and the end-user to which it is sold including unique identifying information, such as name and email address for the end-user. Upon request IASSC will provide Affiliated and Accredited Partners with Exam order consumption data. 8. Affiliated and Accredited Partners may request IASSC paper-based Exam Packets and on-demand web-based Exam Vouchers in accordance with the pricing detailed at: http://www.iassc.org/accreditations/exam-administration-program/exam-pricing-for-accredited-organizations-and-exam-administrators/. 9. Pre-purchased IASSC paper-based Exam Packets and on-demand web-based Exam Vouchers are non-refundable and do not expire. 10. Affiliated and Accredited Partner shall notify IASSC at support@iassc.org within 24 hours of a breach of Partner security that leads to IASSC paper-based Exam Packets and on-demand web-based Exam Vouchers becoming compromised in any manner. IASSC will not be liable for Partner security breaches. 11. If an on-demand web-based Exam Voucher needs to be voided for any reason the Partner shall notify IASSC at support@iassc.org immediately. Any on-demand web-based Exam Voucher that has already been used by a candidate on an exam cannot be voided. 12. IASSC reserves the right to modify, delete, or supplement any and all terms and conditions at any time and without notice; it is the responsibility of Affiliated and Accredited IASSC Partners to review all terms and conditions on a regular basis.

General Terms and Conditions: 1. The ATA accreditation is issued for a period of two (2) years. To renew the designation the ATA must resubmit the Application Information and the appropriate fee thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the current designation. 2. Should an ATA default in compliance with any of these terms and conditions, IASSC will attempt to provide written notice, which IASSC may provide by email, as to the existence and nature of the default. If the default is capable of being cured in IASSC’s sole and absolute discretion, ATA may be given thirty (30) days to provide evidence demonstrating that the default has been cured. IASSC may terminate the ATA’s designation if the ATA fails to adequately demonstrate, in IASSC’s sole discretion, that the default was cured within the applicable thirty (30) days. 3. Upon expiration or termination of the ATA accreditation, the ATA agrees to cease immediately the use of all IASSC Marks and any form of implication conveying that the ATA has a continuing relationship with IASSC. 4. The ATA accreditation is not assignable. Should the ATA have a significant change in ownership, the new entity must submit an ATA Application, along with the Application Information and appropriate fee. 5. ATA agrees that IASSC, at its sole discretion, may publicly list ATA on the IASSC website. Listing may include a link to the ATA's website, along with other non-confidential information associated with the ATA. 6. The laws of the State of Arizona, USA, shall govern all disputes, controversies and litigation arising hereunder or related hereto, notwithstanding any conflict-of-law provisions to the contrary. 7. ATA hereby agrees acknowledges the ownership by IASSC of all intellectual property relative to the IASSC exams and to maintain the confidentiality of the content of all IASSC Exams. 8. Both parties hereto agree to maintain the confidentiality of the information generated by this defined relationship. 9. IASSC maintains the right to modify any and all terms and conditions as it deems necessary from time to time. Continued use of accreditation and exam administration will designate your agreement to modified terms. 10. The terms and conditions contained herein may be found at: http://www.iassc.org/accreditations/accreditation-exam-administration-terms-conditions/. 11. ATA acknowledges and agrees that any breach of this document will result in irreparable injury, that the remedies at law will be inadequate, and that in addition to any other remedy IASSC may have (including but not limited to those set out herein), IASSC shall be entitled to the specific performance of this document, as well as both temporary and permanent injunctive relief (notwithstanding any limitations in law or equity, such as being required to post a bond). 12. Any suit or other proceeding arising out of or relating to this document shall be instituted and maintained in Maricopa County, Arizona, and the parties expressly waive any objections to such jurisdiction and venue and irrevocably consent and submit to the personal and subject matter jurisdiction of such courts in any action or proceeding; however, this document and/or any court order arising out of or related hereto shall be enforceable in every state and worldwide. 13. If any proceeding or action shall be brought in relation to this document, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the other party, as part of the prevailing party's costs, reasonable attorneys' fees, the amount of which shall be fixed by the court, and shall be made a part of any award or judgment rendered. 14. Applicant has carefully read understands all information contained on the IASSC website, including all applicable terms of service and privacy policies.

Definitions: Accredited Courseware – the belt courses taught by the ATA as submitted to IASSC for accreditation approval. Accredited Instructors – course instructors granted the Accredited Training Associate (ATA) designation by IASSC. Acknowledging Party – the entity and/or person acknowledging acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Application Information – all information and documentation submitted to IASSC by the ATA during the application process including but not limited to company description, course Tables of Content, Delivery Schema, training management systems and instructors. Certification – designations given to persons who successfully sit for and pass an IASSC Examination. Delivery Schema – the manner by which the course material is presented to a student including the amount of classroom time, mentoring time and/or online modules. IASSC Examination – examination given to a candidate seeking Certification by IASSC. IASSC Marks – the badges, logos and other IASSC symbols provided to the ATA for use in displaying their accredited status. IASSC Marks Usage Policy – the rules regulating the ATA’s rights in use and presentation of the IASSC Marks. Accredited IASSC Partners are ADPs, ATOs, ATAs, ACPs, Approved Exam Administration Programs and any entity or individual purchasing IASSC paper -based Exam Packets and IASSC on-demand web-based Exam Vouchers for resale to end users. Affiliated and Accredited IASSC Partners’ customer, commonly known as Candidates, is considered for the purpose of this agreement as the end-user.

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