Voluntarily removing an accredited individual or category of accreditation

To remove an accredited individual or a category of accreditation before the expiry date of the Letter of Accreditation, you must follow these steps.

Step 1 – Apply to remove

Log in to Business Connect, then select and complete Trading Standards accreditation form 3.

Business Connect(external link)

Once an application has been submitted you will receive an automated email. Following this you may be contacted by Trading Standards to confirm the requested change(s).

Step 2 – Letter of Accreditation

Once Trading Standards receives a complete application, the Client Manager will issue an updated Letter of Accreditation. This letter will be valid until the expiry date, as stated on the letter, unless revoked sooner.

The Letter of Accreditation will be issued to the Manager Representative and state the name and personal identifier of the accredited organisation and list the name(s) and personal identifier(s) of the individual(s), including the categories and conditions of accreditation for each individual.

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Accreditation is not transferable to another legal entity. This means if an accredited individual is employed by one accredited organisation and the individual leaves that organisation, then the accreditation status of that individual ceases. 

For more information see Accredited person responsibilities.