You will require this accreditation if you intend to certify applications for plant breeder's rights. A Qualified Person (QP) is responsible for overseeing the comparative trial and for providing evidence that a new variety of plant is distinct, uniform and stable (DUS).
There are two categories of QP, consultant and non-consultant. Consultant QPs are accredited to act as consultants to all applicants. Non-consultant QPs are accredited to certify applications for which they are the breeder, owner or authorised agent or an employee of the breeder, owner or authorised agent.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.