A certification body must be fully conversant and comply with the relevant standards and criteria to be accredited. The standards, specific criteria and related documents for the SAC accreditation are as below:

Publications for All Certification Programmes


Standards and Criteria Document for Management Systems Certification

ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 1: Requirements


Joint IAF-ISO Communiques 

  

Standards and Criteria Document for Product Certification

ISO/IEC 17065:2012 - Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services

 

Standards and Criteria Document for Personnel Certification

ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons



Standards and Criteria Document for Auditing Organisations

Modified from ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 1: Requirements

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