Excellence Ireland Quality Association

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Q Mark
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Quality & Excellence

EIQA & The Q Mark

EIQA was established in 1969 as an independent organization dedicated to promoting and supporting quality and excellence in businesses in Ireland. Initially founded as the Irish Quality Association, EIQA has evolved over the years to become a leading provider of certification, training, and consultancy services.

EIQA provides the highly acclaimed Q Mark certification programs, which recognise businesses that meet or exceed specific standards and best practices. Over the decades, EIQA has helped numerous organizations across various industries improve their management systems, enhance customer satisfaction, and achieve operational excellence.

87% of Irish consumers recognise the Q Mark brand

What is the Q Mark?

The Q Mark is a certification awarded by EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) to businesses that have demonstrated excellence, have met or exceeded specific quality standards and are committed to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

The Q Mark certification is awarded to businesses across various industries, including food, healthcare, construction, and hospitality, among others. Businesses with the Q Mark certification can use it to showcase their commitment to quality and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

What We Do

Q Mark Programs

We offer independent certification to Q Mark standards that help drive change, improvement and exceptional organisation performance.


Our business experts will show you how our frameworks help you to stand out from the competition and improve your products, processes and culture


Available online and in person, we deliver training that will immerse your team in the Q Mark and help you realise your purpose and goals.

The Company We Keep

Become a Member of EIQA

Take the first step in the Q Mark Certification process. Join EIQA today.
You’ll be in great company!

Q Mark Certification

The Q Mark certification process is transparent and robust, and is overseen by an independent approvals board, whose role is to ensure a fair and transparent process, and valid, relevant and value-adding results for our members and clients.

EIQA audits and assessments are completed by independent highly competent people, whose expertise comes from over 150 years management experience in the public, private and not for profit sectors. All of the team are educated to at least primary degree level in their chosen field, and are registered Lead Auditors.

With nationwide coverage, you can rely on our audit team to provide efficient and thorough certification services, no matter where your organisation is located. We are dedicated to ensuring that your certification journey is smooth, successful, and tailored to your specific needs

Would you like to speak to our team?

We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have regarding our services.
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