Accredited service personnel


To refer to a repairman authorized by a company, which word is more appropriate between 'authorized' and 'accredited'?

A repairman accredited/authorized by the company

Can accredited only be applied to schools or institutions or can it be applied to a person?

Thank you.
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    In the UK, and presumably elsewhere, being accredited usually means having official accreditation from a trade organisation of which you’re a member. Your accreditation proves that you’ve satisfied a regulatory body that your working practices comply with the required standards. Accreditation is probably usually given to a company rather than to individual members of its staff.
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