OPAL Star was launched in 2017, at the request of the operating companies, to drive standardisation and quality into the private and public training providers who provide services to the Oil and Gas sector. Later, OPAL Star was renamed as Training Evaluation. The Training Evaluation Provider Standards are built on OPAL’s mandate for standardization and human capital development excellence. The four pillars of the Training Evaluation Standards are:
The Training Evaluation Standard creates a level playing field for Training Providers as well as providing quality assurance to employing Companies.
Who can register as Training Evaluation Centre?
Any Omani National Company providing Training on Courses can register as a Training Evaluation Centre that provides Training or Assessment or both for the Learners (Staff, Candidates). The Organisation can register as a Main Centre or Branch of a Main Centre, supporting the Learners by conducting Training, Assessment within the organisation or Evaluating other Training Evaluation Centres. The Training Evaluation Centre conducts Training only on Approved Courses by OPAL. Currently the Training Evaluation Centres can apply for:
On Approval, Learners go through the Training. The Training Evaluation Centres ensure that the candidates possess the skills required on the courses applied for.
Once you are registered as a recognised Training Evaluation Centre, you can also register your centre under Technical Evaluation by accessing the Technical Inspection Centre Certification Management tab in the login dashboard.
Centre Recognition Process
Online Registration -> Login -> Complete Online Application – > Desktop Review -> Payment -> Site Audit -> Grading and Certification
A Technical Evaluation centre is also called as a Technical Inspection Centre. The role of the Centre is to provide Inspection to the Commercial Vehicles that are on Road as well as to Certify them. In addition, the In-Vehicle Monitoring System Evaluation is done to ensure that Certified Centres are providing the Vehicle Tracking device.
Currently, we offer the following:
Who can register as Technical Evaluation Centre?
Any Omani National Company can register as a Technical Evaluation Centre that provides Technical Assessment to a Commercial Purpose Vehicle (Light Weight Vehicle, Heavy Weight Vehicle, Emergency Vehicles etc.,) or
an Evaluation of the IVMS (In-Vehicle Management System) which uses Devices to track the Vehicles and the organisation providing the Stickers to be used on the Vehicles for tracking purpose.
The Organisation can register as a Main Centre or Branch of a Main Centre.
The Technical Evaluation Centres are approved by OPAL for handling the Inspection of the Vehicles, Handling the Device installation / Tracking Devices on the Vehicles.
If an Organisation offers varied Technical courses across their branch offices, the branch office can apply for the certification through the registered main office as the focal point.
Once you are registered as a recognised Technical Evaluation Centre, you can also register your centre under Training Evaluation by accessing the Training Centre Certification Management tab in the login dashboard.
Centre Recognition Process
Online Registration -> Login -> Complete Online Application – > Desktop Review -> Staff Written Evaluation -> Payment -> Site Audit -> Staff Practical Evaluation -> Certification