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WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?
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  • In general accreditation is a formal process of assessing and recognising whether a conformity assessment body that offers services is competent to provide such services.
  • The recognition is provided by an Accreditation Body that is often formally¬† recognised at a national, regional or international level. If the conformity assessment body is accredited it is recognised for its competence including knowledge, skills and ability to provide the service. The recognition is usually guided by minimum requirements outlined by relevant as well as ¬†accreditation requirements.
  • The recognition by an Accreditation Body is used by the accredited conformity assessment bodies to illustrate to their clients, regulators and government that they are competent to provide the services as stated on the schedule of issued by the Accreditation Body.
  • Clients of accredited conformity assessment bodies use the certificates and test reports issued by the accredited bodies to prove that their products or services were competently tested and comply with requirements of compulsory technical regulations or private specifications.

 
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