SCHEME SUPPORT Schemes are made up of one or more standards requirements that must be met before certification is granted. Schemes can be owned and operated by public or private sector entities. IASFC works with scheme owners all the time. We use our extensive experience to help those who aim to: start a new scheme, or have a scheme endorsed. Schemes can take many forms and commonly have the objective of making explicit important details of product, service or personnel characteristics. Schemes are based on standards. Products, systems or persons can be certified against standards. A scheme provides the rules and processes to be followed by those determining if a product, system or person satisfies the requirements specified in a standard. A well designed scheme will support market transaction or delivery of public services. Consequently, we take care in the work we do with scheme owners on the design and development of schemes.