Accreditation Criteria and Related Documents

 

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  Accreditation Criteria and Guidance for ISMS Certification Bodies (JIP-ISAC100E-3.0) 2015.10.1 This document provides criteria for assessment and accreditation of ISMS certification bodies, as well as guidance applied to the requirements of the criteria.
  Accreditation Criteria and Guidance for ITSMS Certification Bodies (JIP-ITAC100E-3.0) 2016.1.15 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.
(Pdf:238kb) IAF MD 1:2007 Certification of Multiple Sites Based on Sampling 2007.11.20 This document is mandatory for the consistent application of Clause 9.1.5. of ISO/IEC 17021:2006 and is based upon guidance previously provided in IAF GD2: 2005 Annex 3 and IAF GD6:2006, clause G.5.3.5 - G.5.3.13. All clauses of ISO/IEC 17021:2006 continue to apply and this document does not supersede any of the requirements in that standard. This mandatory document is not intended exclusively for Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and may be used for other management systems. However, relevant standards may provide specific requirements for multiple sites or preclude the use of sampling (eg. ISO/IEC 27006, ISO/TS 22003).
(Pdf:177kb) IAF MD 2:2007 Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems 2007.12.14 This document is mandatory for the consistent application of Clause 9.1.1. of ISO/IEC 17021:2006 and is based upon guidance previously provided in IAF GD2: 2005 Annex 4 and IAF GD6:2006 Annex 2. All clauses of ISO/IEC 17021:2006 continue to apply and this document does not supersede any of the requirements in that standard. This mandatory document is not intended exclusively for Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and may be used for other management systems.
(Pdf:176kb) IAF MD 4:2008 Use of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques ("CAAT") for Accredited Certification of Management Systems 2008.5.15 This document is mandatory for the consistent application of ISO/IEC 17021:2006 when computer assisted auditing techniques are used as part of the audit methodology. The use of CAAT is not mandatory, but if a certification body and its client opt to use CAAT, it is mandatory that they conform to this document and are able to demonstrate conformity to the accreditation body.
 (Pdf:190kb)  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:158kb)  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:414kb)  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:256kb)  IAF MD 12:2016 Accreditation Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies with Activities in Multiple Countries  2013.9.4  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:330kb)  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:262kb) IAF MD 17:2015 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies 2015.1.9  This document is mandatory for the consistent application of the relevant clauses of ISO/IEC 17011:2004. It applies to the accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies except for those provisions that conflict with what is established in applicable standards, other IAF documents, specifications and legislation. Sections 4 & 5 are specific to the accreditation of QMS and EMS Certification Bodies.
 (Pdf:233kb)  IAF MD 19:2016 IAF Mandatory Document For The Audit and Certification of a Management System operated by a Multi-Site Organization (where application of site sampling is not appropriate)  2016.3.31  This document is mandatory for Certification Bodies (CBs) of Management Systems for the consistent application of Clause(s) 8.2 and 9 of ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015, for all situations involving the audit and certification of Management Systems operated by organizations with a network of sites where application of site sampling is not appropriate.
  Procedures for Accreditation of IMS Certification Bodies (JIP-IMAC110E-3.0)  2015.10.1  This document provides procedures for assessment and accreditation of certification bodies, and the rights and obligations of both applicant and accredited bodies.
 (Pdf:366kb) Guide for Accreditation of IMS Certification Bodies (JIP-IMAC111E-2.4a)  2014.7.14  This document describes general accreditation process from application to registration and process for maintaining the accreditation, as well as conditions required in each process.
   Procedures for Responding to Complaints and Appeals on IMS Accreditation (JIP-IMAC112E-1.0b)  2011.12.26  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:228kb) Conditions for Use of the IMS Accreditation Symbol (JIP-IMAC510E-3.0a) 2015.4.15 This document specifies conditions for use of the IMS accreditation symbol.
(Pdf:176kb) Fee Schedule for Accreditation of IMS Certification Bodies(JIP-IMAC610E-2.5a) 2014.7.14 This document specifies the fee schedule for the accreditation service including application, registration and maintenance for certification bodies.