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Accreditation Standards and Related ILAC/IAF/AFRAC/SADCA Documents

Contains key accreditation international standards and related accreditation IAF and ILAC guidance documents. ISO standards are available through the respective member states National Standards Bodies or directly from the ISO website.

ILAC publications are available from the ILAC website.

IAF publications are available from the IAF website.

Accreditation Standards and Related ILAC/IAF Guidance Documents

Accreditation Standard Related ILAC/IAF/AFRAC/SADCA Documents
ISO/IEC 17011: 2017 Conformity assessment – general requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies

ILAC IAF/ILAC A3:03/2020 - IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Template report for peer evaluation of an Accreditation Body based on ISO/IEC 17011:2017 

AFRAC M002: AFRAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement

SADCA M002: SADCA Mutual Recognition Arrangement

ILAC P5 :05/2019 ILAC MRA Scopes Obligations

ISO 15189: 2012 Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence

ILAC G 26: 11/2018 – Guidance for the implementation of a medical laboratory accreditation scheme

ILAC P 9: 06/2014 – ILAC policy for participation in proficiency testing activities

ILAC P 10:07/2020 – ILAC policy on metrological  traceability of measurement results

ISO/IEC 17020: 2012

Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection

ILAC P 15: 05/2020 – Application of ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 for the accreditation of inspection bodies

ISO/IEC 17021 -1: 2015

Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 1: Requirements

IAF MD Series as appropriate for the sub - scope

ISO/IEC 17024: 2012

Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons


ISO/IEC 17025: 2017

General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

ILAC P 9: 06/2014 – ILAC policy for participation in proficiency testing activities

ILAC P 10: 07/2020 – ILAC policy on metrological  traceability of measurement results

ILAC P 14: 09/2020 ILAC policy for measurement  uncertainty in calibration

ILAC G 24: 2007 - Guidelines for the determination of calibration
intervals of measuring instruments

ISO/IEC 17043

General requirements for proficiency testing


ISO/IEC 17065: 2012

Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services


ISO 17034: 2016

General requirements for the competence of reference material producers


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