» Accreditation Standards

UKAS is appointed by Government as the sole national accreditation body under the terms of SI 2009/3155, to deliver accreditation against the following harmonised international standards.

European and International Standards

Accreditation Guidance
(*see Note)

ISO/IEC 17025:2005
General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

 

ISO 15189:2012
Medical Laboratories -  Requirements for quality and competence

 

ISO/IEC 17020:2012
Conformity assessment - Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection

ILAC - P15:07/2016

 

ISO/IEC 17065:2012
General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems

 

ISO 14065:2013
Greenhouse gases -- Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition

IAF MD 6:2014

ISO/IEC 17024:2012
General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons

 

ISO/IEC 17043:2010

Conformity Assessment - General requirements for proficiency testing

 

ISO/IEC 17021:2011** (ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015) 

Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems

 

ISO Guide 34:2009
General requirements for competence of reference material producers

 

ISO 15195: 2003 (In conjunction with ISO/IEC 17025:2005)
Laboratory medicine - Requirements for reference measurement laboratories

 

*Note
available on relevant organisation's website:

ILAC
IAF
EA

**These standards have recently been revised and reissued by ISO & IEC and UKAS are in the process of implementing transition arrangements.

 

UKAS also provides accreditation to the following standards that are not harmonised, (not covered by European Regulation):

ISAS

The accreditation of imaging services to the ISAS standard

 

ISO Guide 34

The accreditation of reference material producers

 

IQIPS

The accreditation of physiological services to the IQIPS standard

 

For further information:

  • Copies of Standards can be obtained from national Standards bodies (in the UK, BSI Tel: 0208 996 9001).
  • For information about organisations registered to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000, consult the QA Register.
  • See Route to Accreditation for information about the process, estimated costs and timescales
  • For more information contact UKAS on 01784 429000 or email info@ukas.com
  • What can be accredited?