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FAQs

1.  What are the procedures to be followed by non-NATO nations interested in attending BILC events?  
Non-NATO nations interested in attending a BILC event (BILC Conference or BILC Professional Seminar) should turn to ONE of the following NATO structures for endorsement: the Military Committee, the International Military Staff or the Allied Command Transformation.
 
2. Where should the STANAG 6001 testing function be in the organizational structure?
The STANAG 6001 testing function should be independent from the training system. Having a separate chain of command for the STANAG 6001 testing function ensures that the training system has a ‘watchdog’ who will take unbiased steps in order to offer the highest quality of testing services. When pressures or disagreements arise between the training and testing functions, an impartial and separate body will guarantee that the standards are respected. The testing staff’s independence and neutrality must be emphasized.
 
3. How many people should comprise a testing team?
There is no magic number. It depends on various factors, such as the number of people tested, the frequency of testing, and whether the members of the team are full time or part-time. In addition, the STANAG 6001 test team members may have other testing and test-related duties. Most NATO/(Partner nation) STANAG 6001 testing teams have at least three members.
 
4. How many years should a STANAG 6001 certificate be valid? 5. What are the national policies for permitting individuals to retest? If they are not successful in one or more skills, should they be retested in only those particular skills or all four skills?
Eight BILC member nations responded to these questions. All nations require a waiting period before allowing examinees to retake tests, ranging from 3 months to 1 year, usually only after additional language training. The nations were evenly split as to whether the candidates should be tested in all four skills or only those skills in which they were unsuccessful. These national policies were based on the volume of testing that nations can accomplish using available testing resources.
 
6. Should nations recognize STANAG 6001 certificates from other organizations or other nations?

7. Where can I find the list of Nationally-Recognized STANAG 6001Testing Centres?  
The list can be obtained from the BILC Secretariat upon request.