Alja Pregl started her career at SIQ as a student of physics, mostly working in the laboratory for safety of household appliances and medical devices. Since 2001, she has been responsible for the maintenance of SIQ accreditations as a testing laboratory, calibration laboratory, inspection body, verifier of reports on GHG (Green House Gasses), and certification body for products and management systems. Since 2007, she has also held the position of certification director. She is an auditor of management systems against the requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards and medical device directive. Within the IECEE Scheme, she is engaged as an IECEE technical assessor of CBTLs (according to ISO/IEC 17025 standard) and NCBs (according to ISO/IEC 17065 standard). She was an EFQM model assessor of organizations for the recognition of the Business Excellence Award. In the framework of SIQ, she coordinated the European PIM project. As a member, she participates in TC UGA working groups of the Slovenian Institute for Standardization.