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About ABA

ABA International evolved from the 2009 European Chainsaw Certificate (ECC) project which was undertaken in response to a demand for international recognition of qualifications within this sector.

Through a process of continuous development and improvement ABA has refined and augmented the base ECC standards to produce a comprehensive quality assurance framework for delivery across a wide range of industry sectors. The trans-national mobility of qualified people facilitated by a voluntary partnership of qualification centres is one of our core principles. ABA centres are subject to an International accreditation and vetting process.

Partner agreements include general procedures for cooperation; transfer of qualification credits; ABA Centre responsibilities; certification endorsement etc.

Further, ABA endeavours to promote the mutual recognition of its centres qualifications world-wide therefore reducing or removing potential barriers to employment and mobility.