07 April, 2017

In the April edition of Planning and Building Control Today, Jon Murthy, UKAS' Marketing Manager explains the difference between accreditation and certification, with particular reference to how professional standards create confidence. This is especially relevant with the World Accreditation Theme for 9th June 2017 being centred around delivering confidence in the construction and built environment. 

Indeed standards, conformity assessment and accreditation are the established pillars on which most quality infrastructures are built. When implementing a quality management system, most organisation have a choice between accreditation and certification.

The article; "What is the difference between accreditation and certification?" detailed on pages 60 - 62 of this month's edition, explain the difference between them, the areas covered and the benefits for everyone involved.


Planning and Building Control, April 2017; "What is the difference between accreditation and certification?"