What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the endorsement of an organisation’s competence, credibility, independence and integrity against both national and international standards. It effectively evaluates the organisation’s ability in carrying out testing, inspection, calibration and certification services.

SAC is a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) Signatory to various international organisations including ILAC, IAF, APLAC, PAC. The SAC’s mark on test, calibration, inspection reports and certificates will mean that the report is recognised among the MRA partners. Thus, if your services are accredited by SAC, your accredited services will be recognised by the importing countries who are members signatory of the MRA.

For more information about MRA, please click here.

Types of Accreditation

SAC currently operates the following accreditation schemes* -
 
  • Calibration and testing laboratories:
    Chemical, biological, environmental, medical, medical imaging, non-destructive testing, gaming and testing related to civil and mechanical engineering.
  • Inspection bodies:
    Industrial pressure vessels and lifting equipment, structural steelwork, motor vehicles, cargo inspection and site investigation.
  • Management system certification bodies:
    Quality management system, environmental management system, occupational safety & health management system, HACCP based food management system, food safety management system, good distribution practice for medical devices, business continuity management and energy management system.
  • Product certification bodies
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) scheme
    Ensure that certified facilities performing non-clinical safety testing in Singapore comply with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Principles of GLP.
 
Please click here for the detailed requirements of all the accreditation schemes.
 
* For other types of conformity assessment services currently not offered by SAC, we are open to exploring the option of providing accreditation or developing a new scheme/programme for the respective areas. Do kindly contact us here.