SCC VAZ is not a new technical standard. The SCC set of rules merely has a new owner and has been transferred from the DGMK (German Scientific Society for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Coal e.V.) to VAZ (Verband akkreditierter Zertifizierungsgesellschaften e.V.). With the change of ownership there is a change in the regulations. This concerns the validity of the training certificates for personnel according to document 016, 017, 018 and the documents and planning for the training courses to be adapted with it. By April 30, 2023, all SCC certifications must be converted to the new SCC-VAZ certification program within the course of an audit (surveillance or re-audit). After successfully passing the audit, SCC certified companies will receive the converted certificate to SCC-VAZ, including a new SCC logo. More information can be found at:

The certification body DVS ZERT and the SCC auditors will be happy to answer your questions about the changeover. Please contact us: Tel.: +49 345 52503420 or by e-mail: