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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.
Accreditation vs Certification: What’s the difference?
Whilst the terms ‘accreditation’ and ‘certification’ are often used interchangeably, they are two closely related but distinct steps on the quality assurance ladder.
UKAS CertCheck – After the launch
In June 2022, UKAS launched its online database of accredited management system certifications. UKAS CertCheck is a free-to-use and publicly accessible tool, allowing users to quickly search and verify the validity of claims of UKAS accredited certification. Commonly searched standards include: ISO 9001 (Quality Management) ISO 14000 (Environmental Management) ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management) […]
eLearning update from the UKAS Training Academy
The UKAS Training Academy launched its eLearning offering at the end of June 2022 with a starting portfolio of eight courses. These courses cover a number of key topics across several technical sectors, including medical laboratories, metrology, product certification (UKCA) and Quality Management Systems (QMS). Since the launch, the Academy has supplemented this portfolio with […]
Accreditation: Supporting The Future Of Global Trade
The vital role that accreditation plays in supporting the future of global trade is the focus of this year’s World Accreditation Day (WAD), which is being celebrated on 9th June. Jointly organised by ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) and IAF (International Accreditation Forum), WAD 2023 gives stakeholders, providers and users of accredited services the opportunity […]
Trade Continuity Agreement Protocol between the United Kingdom and Canada
On behalf of their respective governments, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Standards Council of C…
Final update with respect to the transition from the non-statutory Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) Codes to the statutory Code
Accredited organisations conducting forensic activities have been able to include compliance with the non-statutory Foren…