One key to QAPonline is that while the subscription is clinic based, individual staff are enrolled in selected EQA schemes. Each staff member may then compare their performance against other clinic members or a range of other comparisons including all other skilled participants globally or locally or against experienced or selected peer participants.
Enrollments may be trainee, professional or Peer level. This allows new staff to participate in a quality control programmed without their contributions being used in the final statistics.
While QAPonline does not offer formal certification of competency [this can only be done at the clinic level], a certificate of participation and performance against other participants is available for each scheme.