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Application Package – Service Approval

Application Package 

1. Initial Application Package.

The applicant should submit an Initial Application Package, essentially to introduce themselves and their service to Kantara, defining the scope and nature of their service, and other essential information, including which Service Assessment Criteria and specific criteria therein they believe are applicable to their service (please see Kantara Classes of Approval).

Initial Application Package: The collection of documentation required to make an initial application to Kantara to have a service registered and to be able to engage an Accredited Assessor for the performance of an Assessment. Documents: Application for Service Approval;  Specification of a Service Subject to Assessment (S3A); Statement of Criteria Applicability (SoCA). PLEASE SEE DOCUMENTS BELOW

Note: For Guidance on completing a SoCA, see: KIAF-1405 Service Assessment Criteria Overview and KIAF 1340 Service Approval Handbook (Section 3.3)

Next steps: Be Assessed & Address Findings. Assurance Review Board accepts the initial application and applicant selects and engages a Kantara Accredited Assessor. Accredited Assessor conducts assessment relative to appropriate Service Assessment Criteria. Accredited Assessor produces a Kantara Assessor Report (KAR) and SoC (Statement of Conformity). Applicant works with the Assessor to address non-conforming service areas (if any).

2. Approval Package. Apply for Kantara Approval following the Assessment by an Accredited Assessor

Approval Package: the collection of documentation required to apply for Kantara’s Approval of a registered service following its Assessment and a finding of conformity. Applicant submits the full approval package, including, Kantara Assessor’s Report (KAR), Statement of Conformity (SoC), detailed Service Subject to Assessment (S3A) and updated application form. PLEASE SEE DOCUMENTS BELOW

Note: For Guidance on completing a SoC, see: KIAF-1405 Service Assessment Criteria Overview and KIAF 1340 Service Approval Handbook (Section 3.4)

Read More: Service Approval Handbook 

 

Title
Statement of Criteria Applicability (SoCA) and Statement of Conformity (SoC)
1 file(s)
  • Statement of Criteria Applicability (SoCA) and Statement of Conformity (SoC) for 63A/B/C; CO_SAC and OP_SAC
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Application for Service Approval – ASA
1 file(s)
  • To Submitting CSPs: The Application for Kantara Service Approval form is the first item to complete as part of your process towards being granted an Approval for your Service(s). This application is provided to you in editable format for download and completion.
7.0
Kantara Assessor Report – KAR
1 file(s)
  • The Kantara Assessor’s Report, KAR, (pro forma) sets out the required format and contents for a Kantara-Accredited Assessor’s Report to the Applicant (and ultimately the ARB) on its findings following an assessment of the Applicant’s service against the selected SAC set(s) and version(s) identified in the report.
3.0
Service Description – S3A
1 file(s)
  • The Specification of a Service Subject to Assessment (S3A) serves to describe a service being submitted to Kantara for Approval under its Trust Framework Operations Program, for both initial application and subsequently for formal Approval of the subject service. It is a pro forma intended to be presented in the Applicant’s house style, as their own document.
4.0
IAF Trademark License Agreement – TMLA
1 file(s)
Trust Mark License Agreement (TMLA) 1.0

 

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