Accreditation is granted to conformity assessment operators who, following a thorough verification are shown to be in compliance with the requirements of the harmonised standards, documents and regulations applicable to the scheme and sector of activities.
After obtaining accreditation, CABs can issue on the market certificates of conformity and calibration, declarations of verifications, reports of tests, analyses and inspections with the Accredia mark on them.
Accreditation can be applied for by conformity assessment operators:
The table below sets out the normative references and documents for the various conformity assessment activities, including the applications for accreditation.
Management system accreditation bodies can request accreditation to carry out conformity assessment activities in all the IAF sectors.