ISO 29990 : 2010

The objective of this International Standard is to provide a generic model for quality professional practice and performance, and a common reference for learning service providers (LSPs) and their clients in the design, development, and delivery of non-formal education, training, and development. This International Standard uses the term “learning services” rather than “training” to encourage a focus on the learner and the results of the process and to emphasize the full range of options available for delivering learning services.
This International Standard focuses on the competency of LSPs. It is intended to assist organizations and individuals to select an LSP who will meet the organization's needs and expectations for competency and capability development and can be used to certify LSPs.
This International Standard shares some similarities with many of the management system standards published by ISO, particularly ISO 9001.