Notice to Certification Organizations

"Dear Partner with Our Accreditation!

The National Accreditation Authority is a member of International Accreditation Forum and European Accreditation Organizations, so IAF decisions are mandatory for both to  Authority and its Certification Bodies.

The National Accreditation Authority hereby informs you that it must act in accordance with IAF 2016-17 as a Certification Body.
The short description, which is formulated in the original language, can be found here: https://www.iaf.nu/upFiles/NewDelhiGAResolutionsFinal.pdf
Please make sure that all certification bodies act according to IAF 2016-17. The National Accreditation Authority will monitor its compliance and enforcement during its proceedings. "

IAF Resolution 2016-17 – (Agenda Item 9) Accredited MS Certification Document - Further to Resolution 2015-14, The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that in order for a management system certification document to be considered accredited, it must
display the accreditation symbol, and/or, reference the accreditation status of the CB including the identification of the AB.

The General Assembly further agreed that management systems certification bodies:

1. must transition certification documentation to include the accreditation symbol, and/or, reference the accreditation status of the CB including the identification of theAB, at the time of recertification decision; no later than 06 November 2019;

2. when granted initial accreditation (for a standard or scope), as of 06 November 2016, the CB must transition (re-issue) previous unaccredited certification documents, within one year after the accreditation decision;

3. must apply this resolution to all management system standards.

Note: If there is an exception to the above, the client must justify the exception to the CB and AB, and if accepted by both the CB and AB, the certification is still considered accredited.

24.07.2018