PECB Signs a Partnership Agreement with NIOCCSA - National Institute of Organizational Compliance Consulting Southern Africa

Montreal, Canada, February 01, 2015 --( PECB is pleased to announce the establishment of a new partnership agreement with National Institute of Organizational Compliance Consulting Southern Africa (NIOCCSA). This step will enable the distribution of PECB training courses in South Africa, and will ensure that the respective companies will give their contribution based on their expertise on offering and organizing PECB ISO Management System training courses.

“We are very excited for this agreement, and we have always welcomed partnership opportunities with such companies that are consistent with and appropriate to our mission,” said Eric Lachapelle, CEO of PECB. He added that NIOCCSA has proved a great success in this field: “PECB and NIOCCSA have proved a great success on this field, and that is a very promising sign for both parties. The past years have witnessed tremendous growth in our partnership program, and initiatives aimed specifically at developing and sustaining intentional partnerships have been an important factor to our success. We both have great teams of professionals, and resources that will be a great support to this partnership,” concluded Lachapelle.

“Today we stand proud. The agreement with PECB not only serves as evidence that NIOCCSA is doing what it said it would do, which is to promote and develop the organizational compliance profession, but it also opens a new direction for Southern Africa’s practitioners in Organizational Compliance & Governance. We have seen the PECB as a role model in advancing people at various levels within organizations and we believe this agreement will further enhance the value added by both NIOCCSA and PECB,” said Rudy Maritz, Chairperson of NIOCCSA. “As relevantly new Professional Association, we have from the onset believed that development and training cannot happen without a properly defined strategy and international cooperation.

About PECB
Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) is a certification body for persons on wide range of international standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO 22301, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27005, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, ISO 26000 and ISO 28000.

PECB has earned a reputation for integrity, value and best practice by providing this assurance through the evaluation and certification of professionals against rigorous, internationally recognized competence requirements. Its mission is to provide their clients comprehensive personnel examination and certification services. For more information regarding PECB, visit .

The National Institute of Organizational Compliance Consulting of Southern Africa (NIOCCSA) is the most preferred professional association of the consulting industry, operating in South Africa and 14 other countries in the Southern African Development Community. NIOCCSA is the largest professional body in Sub-Saharan Africa with over 700 consulting firms employing more than 6,000 practicing members operating within 8 professional disciplines. NIOCCSA is responsible for the development, promotion and certification of practitioners within the fields of organizational compliance and integrated compliance solutions. NIOCCSA is based in Cape Town, South Africa, with its representatives in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Zana Aqifi