Many regulations and industry bodies define certifications that can confirm a level of support, capability or competence in an aspect of a digital organization’s operation. Having certifications may be necessary to operating legally or may be a business advantage.
The certifications awarded can be captured in the metadata repository to enable both use and management of the certification process. Details of a type of certification are described in a CertificationType. The element that is certified is identified with the Certification relationship. This relationship is a multi-link relationship so multiple certifications, with different conditions, can be defined at one time.
A CertificationType that comes from a regulation can be linked to the element describing the Regulation using the RegulationCertificationType relationship type.