Know About Accreditation

» Accreditation is a process in which proof of competence, authority or credibility is presented.

» Organizations that issue identifiers or certify third parties against standards are themselves officially accredited by accrediting bodies.

» Therefore they are sometimes called "accredited certification bodies". The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable, which typically means they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically, and implement appropriate quality assurance.

» In everyday language, the words "recognition" and "certification" are often used for interchange. However, these words have specific meanings.

» The official definition of accreditation by ISO is "a third-party verification related to a conformance assessment body that formally demonstrates its ability to perform specific conformance assessment functions" (ISO /) IEC 17000: 2004).

» Certification is "third-party verification related to products, processes, systems or people". (ISO / IEC 17000: 2004)
» Accredited organizations are known as conformance assessment bodies (CABs).
» Accredited CABs provide certification and inspection services to organizations.
» Most often certified management system.

General management system that applies to all organizations regardless of the nature of activities and services.
» Quality Management Systems (QMS - ISO 9001)
» Environmental Management Systems (EMS - ISO 14001)
» Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHS - 18001)
» Energy Management System (EnMS - ISO 50000)

Regional management systems are applicable only to organizations regarding the nature of activities and services.
» Food Safety Management System (FSMS - ISO 22000)
» Information Security Management System (ISMS - ISO 27001)
» Learning Services for Non-formal Education and Training (ISO - 29990)
» Technical Specifications for Automobile Industries (TS/ISO - 16949)
» Medical Devices - Quality Management Systems(ISO - 13485)