Welcome to UKAS

UKAS is the UK’s National Accreditation Body, responsible for determining, in the public interest, the technical competence and integrity of organisations such as those offering testing, calibration and certification services.

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Working with Government

  • UKAS is appointed as the national accreditation body by Accreditation Regulations 2009 (SI No 3155/2009) and the EU Regulation (EC) 765/2008 and operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government through the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
  • UKAS has an active Government engagement programme. If you are responsible for setting or delivering policies that involve any form of independent evaluation, UKAS can help define your needs or to design an assessment service to suit your policy requirements. Find out more.

Working with Businesses

  • If your business requires the services of certification bodies, testing or calibration laboratories, or inspection bodies, selecting a UKAS-accredited supplier is an essential tool for decision-making and risk management.
  • Using accredited testing, inspection and certification carried out in compliance with best practices can limit product failure and down time, and control manufacturing costs. Find out more.