In most cases, the assessment process for new applicants includes a preliminary assessment visit. A decision on the preliminary assessment visit is made once FINAS has received all the documents needed for the assessment. The purpose of the preliminary assessment visit is to determine the applicant’s readiness in relation to the assessment requirements and to agree on the progress of the assessment process. If the conditions for continuation of assessment are not met, the outcome of the preliminary assessment may also be that the assessment process is discontinued.
A brief summary is drawn up of the preliminary visit, describing the observations made during the visit. The purpose of the visit is not to guide the client in meeting the accreditation requirements.
A preliminary assessment visit may be supplemented or replaced by preliminary assessment based on documents.