Extended Surveillance Initiative
The Extended Surveillance Initiative is open to all Laboratories (except medical testing and medical imaging laboratories), Inspection Bodies and Proficiency Testing Providers. CABs who have been evaluated and found to have met the requirements for this initiative will have their surveillance assessments carried out at intervals of 1.5 years instead of annually.
- Eligibility Criteria
There should be no outstanding payments owed to SAC/ESG.
The CAB should not have any valid / legitimate complaints or blacklisted by any government agency in the past 4 years. It should
also not be served warning letter by SAC/ESG or have its accreditation suspended or withdrawn in the last 4 years.
- Qualification Criteria
SAC would expect the CAB to have consistently performed well in both QMS and technical aspects and possess a good attitude towards
improving its own system and a robust risk analysis. In addition, there should be adherence to the proper use of SAC Mark and
timely submission of corrective actions (30 days).
For more details, please contact your account manager. You may also refer to the FAQ below.
FAQ to CABs on the Extended Surveillance Initiative (Jan 2022)