Accreditation
  • ISO 14065
  • ISO/IEC 17021-1
  • ISO/IEC 17024
  • ISO/IEC 17065

Certification body accreditation

Providing confidence in the safety and reliability of accredited certification activity

Accreditation demonstrates to the marketplace that certification bodies are technically competent to audit and certify activity in accordance with the requirements of national and international standards and regulations.

Users of accredited certification services can be confident in the quality of the processes used, the competence of the staff and the reliability and accuracy of results. Increasingly public and private organisations are specifying accredited certification in contracts to ensure traceability of complex supply chains. By demonstrating your technical competence through accreditation, you can differentiate yourself from your competitors.

Only UKAS accredited certificates include the UKAS accreditation symbol. The symbol has a dual role; it enables certification bodies to show their competence and allows consumers of certification services to easily recognise quality providers.

Standards for certification bodies

  • ISO/IEC 17021-1: Certification of management systems
    • Quality Management Systems Certification (QMS) to ISO 9001
    • Medical Devices manufacturers – QMS Certification to ISO 13485
    • Healthcare Quality Management Systems Certification (HCQMS) to EN 15224
    • Environmental Management Systems Certification (EMS) to ISO 14001
    • Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Council Regulation (EC) No. 1221/2009
    • Food Safety Management Systems Certification (FSMS) to ISO 22000
    • Information Security Management Systems Certification (ISMS) to ISO/IEC 27001
    • Business Continuity Management Systems Certification (BCM) to ISO 22301
    • Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Certification (OH&SMS) to BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001
    • Information Technology Service Management System Certification (ITSMS) to ISO/IEC 20000
    • Supply Chain Security Management Systems Certification (SCSMS) to ISO 28000
    • Energy Management Systems Certification (EnMS) to ISO 50001
    • Asset Management Systems Certification (AMS) to ISO 55001
    • Anti-Bribery Management Systems Certification (ABMS) to ISO 37001
    • Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations to ANSI/ASIS PSC.1 and ISO 18788
    • Fire Risk Management Systems Certification (FRMS) to PAS 7
    • Competence Management System Certification – Gas Engineers
  • ISO/IEC 17024: Certification of Persons

    Accreditation aimed at achieving and promoting a globally accepted benchmark for organizations operating certification of persons.

  • ISO/IEC 17065: Certification of Products, Processes and Services

    Accredited certification of Products, Processes and Services provides confidence that specified requirements are met.

  • ISO 14065: Validation and/or verification of greenhouse gas (GHG)