The Moroccan Railway Training Institute certified ISO 21001 by AFNOR

Par thierno - 14 October, 2021 - 09:25

On October 12, 2021 was held at the IFF a ceremony marking the award of the ISO 21001 Certificate, a standard relating to management systems of education and training organizations.

The ceremony took place in the presence of the Director General of Grands Trains du Sénégal (GTS) accompanied by the Director of Cabinet of the Secretary of State for the railway network - visiting the IFF, as well as Directors of SETER (Senegal) and SETRAG (Gabon) in training at the institute.

After the opening words pronounced by the members of the IFF board, Mrs. Lilia LAHLOU, Director General of AFNOR MOROCCO, congratulated all the teams for the result obtained and for the quality of the processes set up by the intitute.


Mr. Mohammed SMOUNI, Deputy Director General of ONCF and Mr. Diego DIAZ, President of SNCF International, representing the Supervisory Board of the Institute, presented the quality management certificate to the members of the IFF Board of Directors in front of the guests of honor and the IFF employees.

Afterwards, trophies and souvenir photos were presented to IFF employees to thank them for their commitment to the certification process led by the institute.

Mr. SMOUNI and D.DIAZ present the ISO 21001 certificate to the IFF board members


Mr. D.DIAZ, President of SNCF international

Symbolically, the Supervisory Board unveiled the plaque attesting to the AFAQ ISO 21001 "Teaching and Education" certification, which now adorns the entrance to the Institute.

Unveiling of the AFAQ ISO 21001 plaque

From left to right: Karim Eddine CHENNOUF, Chairman of the IFF Board of Directors - Mohammed SMOUNI, DGA ONCF - Diego DIAZ, President SNCF international - Fatima LASIRI, Director of the Finance, Purchasing and Legal Division - Christophe Martin, CEO of IFF

Awarded by AFNOR, this certificate crowns the efforts of more than 18 months of work during which all the teams mobilized to demonstrate their commitment to offer all trainees quality training, guaranteed by robust, formalized processes and guided by the concern for continuous improvement.

For the entire team, this happy event is a major element in the recognition of the IFF as a partner of choice. It is indeed a great moment of satisfaction and recognition for the institute as well as its collaborators, trainers, trainees and partners.


From the Moroccan LGV project was born in 2015 the Institute of Railway Training, the result of a partnership between ONCF and SNCF, which had the privilege of being entrusted with the training of High Speed operators.

Located in Rabat, the institute provides innovative training directly related to the railway and cross-cutting professions, intended mainly for operators of High Speed Lines, Classic Lines but also declinable to urban and suburban transport.

The IFF has a training catalog including more than 140 references with the possibility of designing customized training courses. The learning methods we offer are varied and innovative. Our proven engineering allows us to combine classroom training with practical work on site or on educational models.

The IFF has :

  • 18 training rooms, 8 of which are equipped with interactive digital boards and 5 equipped for virtual classes
  • 7 classrooms for practical work with educational models
  • 1 Digital Lab specially equipped to produce digital content (recording space with green background)
  • 1 latest generation train driving simulator, which allows you to approach and recreate new driving experiences. The simulator is equipped with 6 driving cabins, 2 instructor stations and 1 observer station.

To get to know us better, we invite you to visit our website today:




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