Dec 02, 2020 Last Updated 5:17 PM, Oct 16, 2020

Certification Body Accreditation

Certification Body Accreditation

The accreditation of certification bodies attests to the competence of organizations which provide certification of management systems, products, services, processes and personnel. There are ISO or ISO/IEC standards that describe the requirements for competence in each such scheme.

Examples of these include:

  • Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17021-1 Conformity assessment - requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems, where the management system may be in accordance with:
    • ISO 9001 to deliver certification of quality management systems
    • ISO 14000 to deliver certification of environmental management systems
    • ISO 22000 to deliver certification of food safety management systems
  • Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity assessment – requirements for bodies operating of persons
  • Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 Conformity assessment - requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services

JANAAC has not yet accredited any certification bodies but the agency is making preparations to commence doing so shortly.