UKAS is the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom. We are appointed by government, to assess and accredit organisations that provide services including certification, testing, inspection and calibration.
UK accreditation post EU-exit
The Government has confirmed UKAS' role as the National Accreditation Body (NAB) following our exit from the EU. Find out more about accreditation regulations, the MOU between BEIS and UKAS, government policy, our membership of EA, the UKCA & CE UKNI marking, and EU-UK trade agreements.
We are fully committed to supporting our customers during the Coronavirus pandemic. UKAS has implemented remote assessments and virtual training to continue online support and guidance can be found in the following section. We have also worked closely with government on accreditation for COVID-19 testing, further information and useful links are provided.
Government Announces Minimum Standards for COVID-19 Testing
Since the beginning of the pandemic, UKAS has been working with government to provide advice on quality assurance and accreditation of laboratories performing COVID-19 testing. To date, UKAS has received over 80 applications/extensions to scope requests and has accredited nearly 30 public and private sector laboratories. As demand for testing and the number of private […]
Lab News – COVID-19: Testing times for laboratories
UKAS’ Accreditation Director, Lorraine Turner, speaks to Laboratory News about the role accreditation plays in main…
UKAS CEO, Matt Gantley introduces our refreshed Purpose, Vision, Mission and Values: UKAS Strategy sets out how we will e…