What is the Accreditation

Accreditation is the process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented
Organizations that issue credentials or certify third parties against official standards are themselves formally accredited by accreditation bodies
“Hence they are sometimes known as “accredited certification bodies
The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable, typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically and employ suitable quality assurance
The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable, typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically and employ suitable quality assurance
Accreditation Standards
Many accreditation bodies operate according to processes developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as specified in ISO/IEC 17011.[2] Accredited entities in specific sectors must provide evidence to the accreditation body that they conform to other standards in the same series:
ISO/IEC 17020: “General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection” (2012)
ISO/IEC 17021: “Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems” (2011)
ISO/IEC 17024: “Conformity Assessment. General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons” (2012)
ISO/IEC 17025: “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories” (2017)