Your Training Provider needs to be registered first on SMART. A Training Centre can apply for Accreditation by:
- Filling the online Centre Accreditation Application Form (CAAF) on SMART, wherein TC needs to provide details of the required parameters, such as Infrastructure, Job Roles, Tools and Equipment. Before you begin the form filling process, it is recommended that you download the static format of CAAF to understand the details/ documents required for successful submission of CAAF.
- Uploading supporting evidences, such as geo-tagged/time stamped data and pictures of the equipment/tools/machinery, by using the mobile application based technology
- Making online payment of the annual Accreditation Fee
Following structure of Accreditation Fee is applicable to all the Training Centres that apply for accreditation:
A Base Cost of INR 20,000. This amount includes the following components :
S no Fee description Fees (Amount in INR) Remarks 1 Annual Accreditation Application Fee 12,000 Cost pertaining to the on-site inspection of the Training Centre 2 Annual Continuous Monitoring Fee 8000 Cost pertaining to Annual Continuous Monitoring that includes surprise visits (if any) and monitoring through various other means, such as Call Validation, Management Information System (MIS) data, and analysis of online reports submitted by the Training Centre.
Incremental Cost of INR 1000 for each job role, over and above the Base Cost.
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The Inspection Agency reviews the Self-Assessment Request i.e. the Centre Accreditation Application Form (CAAF) submitted by the concerned Training Centre (TC), post which it provides it a status of ‘Deemed Ready’ or ‘Deemed Not Ready’.
- The Deemed Ready status denotes that the Inspection Agency is satisfied with the CAAF, as submitted by the TC.
- The Deemed Not Ready status denotes that the Inspection Agency is dissatisfied with the CAAF the report may beincomplete or incorrect. In such cases, the Inspection Agency sends a communication to the concerned TC that it does not seem to be ready for the on-site visit, giving detailed comments/ justification.
Based on band/ range of the total percentage as per the scores computed, the TCs shall be graded as shown in the table, where 5 Star denotes the highest grade, and 1 Star the lowest.
|Percentage of Scores||Grade|
|85-100 %||5 star|
|70- 84 %||4 star|
|55 -69 %||3 star|
|40 -54 %||2 star|
|Below 40 %||1 star|
SAR is one of the most vital tools used for compliance and performance monitoring of the scheme.
SAR will have a significant impact in promoting self-analysis, thereby enabling the Training Centre (TC) to do its continuous improvement. Once the training commences, the TC is expected to conduct its self-audit with respect to all the standards listed in the Compliance Standards Metrics and Performance Standards Metrics. The prescribed format of SAR shall be made available at the SMART soon.