Accreditation Criteria and Related Documents

 

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Criteria and Guidance
(Pdf:177kb) Accreditation Criteria and Guidance for ISMS Certification Bodies (JIP-ISAC100E-3.0) 2015.10.1 This document provides the criteria for assessment and accreditation of ISMS certification bodies, as well as guidance applied to the requirements of the criteria.

The application for accreditation against this criteria is accepted until March 31, 2021.
(Pdf:133kb) Accreditation Criteria and Guidance for ISMS Certification Bodies (JIP-ISAC100E-3.1a) 2018.4.2 This document provides the criteria for assessment and accreditation of ISMS (including ISMS cloud security) certification bodies, as well as guidance applied to the requirements of the criteria.

The application for accreditation against this criteria is accepted until March 31, 2021.
(Pdf:179kb) Accreditation Criteria and Guidance for ISMS Certification Bodies (JIP-ISAC100E-4.0) 2020.8.26 This document provides the criteria for assessment and accreditation of ISMS certification bodies (including those of ISO/IEC 27006:2015/AMD1:2020), as well as guidance applied to the requirements of the criteria.
  Accreditation Criteria and Guidance for ITSMS Certification Bodies (JIP-ITAC100E-4.0) 2018.1.12 This document provides criteria for assessment and accreditation of ITSMS certification bodies, as well as guidance applied to the requirements of the criteria.
  Accreditation Criteria and Guidance for BCMS Certification Bodies (JIP-BCAC100E-2.0) 2016.1.15 This document provides criteria for assessment and accreditation of BCMS certification bodies, as well as guidance applied to the requirements of the criteria.
Procedures, etc.
  (Pdf:534kb) Procedures for Accreditation of IMS Certification Bodies (JIP-IMAC110E-4.1)  2020.8.26 This document provides procedures for assessment and accreditation of certification bodies, and the rights and obligations of both applicant and accredited bodies.
 (Pdf:230kb) Procedures for Responding to Complaints and Appeals on IMS Accreditation (JIP-IMAC112E-1.2)  2020.4.1 This document provides procedures for acceptance of and actions for complaints and appeals in IMS accreditation services.
  Fundamental Policy in Management System Certification - Response to deliberate provision of false information from certified organizations to certification bodies (JIP-IMAC120E-1.1a) 2011.12.26 This document describes the fundamental policy for certification bodies to respond to deliberate provision of false information from certified organizations in certification audits.
  Fundamental Policy in Management System Certification - Certification scope and its indication (JIP-IMAC121E-1.1a) 2011.12.26 This document describes the fundamental policy for certification bodies in terms of certification scopes and how they should be indicated in certificates.
(Pdf:412kb) Conditions for Use of the IMS Accreditation Symbol (JIP-IMAC510E-5.1) 2019.4.1 This document specifies conditions for use of the IMS accreditation symbol.
(Pdf:233kb) Fee Schedule for Accreditation of IMS Certification Bodies(JIP-IMAC610E-2.7) 2019.10.1 This document specifies the fee schedule for the accreditation service including application, registration and maintenance for certification bodies.
IAF documents
(Pdf:383kb) IAF MD 1:2018 IAF Mandatory Document for the Audit and Certification of a Management System Operated by a Multi-Site Organization 2018.1.29 This document is for the audit and, if appropriate, the certification of management systems of organizations with a number of sites with a single management system.
(Pdf:279kb) IAF MD 2:2017 IAF Mandatory Document for the Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems 2017.6.15 This document provides normative criteria on the transfer of accredited management system certification between certification bodies. The criteria may also be applicable in the case of acquisitions of certification bodies accredited by an IAF or Regional MLA signatory.
(Pdf:84.8kb) IAF MD 4:2018 IAF Mandatory Document for the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes 2018.5.15 The scope of this document is for the auditing/assessment of management systems, persons and product and is applicable to conformity assessment bodies and accreditation bodies. The use of ICT is not mandatory and may be used for other types of conformity assessment activities, but if used as part of the audit/assessment methodology, it is mandatory to conform to this document.
 (Pdf:189kb) IAF MD 7:2010 Harmonisation of Sanctions  2010.9.15 Mandatory document which clarifies situations where sanctions are to be applied to applicant or accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies.
 (Pdf:156kb) IAF MD 10:2013 IAF Mandatory Document for Assessment of Certification Body Management of Competence in Accordance with ISO/IEC 17021: 2011  2013.2.11 Provides a harmonised approach to how Accreditation Bodies assess a Certification Body’s management of competence in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021:2011.
 (Pdf:439kb) IAF MD 11:2013 IAF Mandatory Document for Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems (IMS)  2013.12.16 Provides requirements for the application of ISO/IEC 17021 for the planning and delivery of audits of IMS and, if appropriate, the certification of an organization’s management system(s) against two or more sets of audit criteria/standards.
 (Pdf:286kb) IAF MD 12:2016 Accreditation Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies with Activities in Multiple Countries  2016.1.7 Provides requirements for the consistent application of Clause 7 of ISO/IEC 17011 regarding an Accreditation Body (AB)'s Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB)'s that provide certification in countries outside the country in which their head office is located.
 (Pdf:342kb) IAF MD15:2014 IAF Mandatory Document for the Collection of Data to Provide Indicators of Management System Certification Bodies' Performance  2014.7.14 Provides the "indicators" which Accreditation Bodies shall require accredited Management System Certification Bodies to report to them on a periodic basis.
 (Pdf:260kb) IAF MD 17:2019 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies 2019.5.7 This document is mandatory for the consistent application of the relevant clauses of ISO/IEC 17011:2017 Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies.
application from 07 May 2020
 (Pdf:495kb) IAF MD 23:2018 Control of Entities Operating on Behalf of Accredited Management Systems Certification Bodies  2018.5.8 This document relates to entities, performing and/or managing management system certification activities, on behalf of Certification Bodies (CBs) holding accreditation, which are not wholly or partly owned or employed by the CB.
 (Pdf:144kb) IAF ID 3:2011 Informative Document for Management of Extraordinary Events or Circumstances Affecting ABs, CABs and Certified Organizations  2011.11.8 Informative document intended to provide guidance to ABs and CABs on the appropriate course of action for the proper maintenance of accreditation and certification when extraordinary events or circumstances beyond the control of the organization happen.
 (Pdf:415kb) IAF ID 4:2020 Market Surveillance Visits to Certified Organizations  2020.8.6 Informative document intended to provide suggestions about how short market surveillance visits might be used by accreditation bodies or others in order to complement traditional oversight techniques.