Certification Body Accreditation

Publications listed below are grouped according to which Certification Bodies they are relevant to:

  • All Certification Bodies
  • Certification Bodies for Management Systems (ISO/IEC 17021-1)
  • Certification Bodies for Products, Processes and Services (ISO/IEC 17065)
  • Bodies Operating Certification of Persons (ISO/IEC 17024)

 

 

All Certification Bodies

UKAS Publications

TPS 62 Management of Extraordinary Events or Circumstances Affecting UKAS accredited Certification Bodies and their Certified Organisations (Edition 2, August 2016)

Relevant European and International Publications

IAF MD 4: 2022 Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes (Issue 2, Version 3, 01 February 2022)
IAF MD 12: 2016 Accreditation Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies with Activities in Multiple Countries (Issue 2, 7 January 2016)
IAF MD 23: 2018 Control of Entities Operating on Behalf of Accredited Management Systems Certification Bodies (Issue 1, 8 May 2018)
IAF MD 25: 2022 Criteria for Evaluation of Conformity Assessment Schemes (Issue 1, Version 1, 7 January 2022)

Certification Bodies for Management Systems

UKAS Publications

CIS 3 UKAS Guidance for bodies operating certification of Trust Service Providers seeking approval under tScheme (Edition 3, April 2020)
CIS 9 UKAS Guidance for Certification Bodies Certifying Private Maritime Security Companies against ISO 28000 / ISO 28007-1:2015 (Edition 2, December 2019)
CIS 10 UKAS Guidance for Certification Bodies Certifying the Management Systems of Private Security Companies against ANSI/ASIS PSC1: 2012 (R2017) or ISO 18788: 2015 (Issue 2, November 2019)
CIS 14 UKAS Guidance for Bodies Offering Certification of Anti-Bribery Management Systems (Edition 1, September 2018)
TPS 65 UKAS Policy on Issuance of Accredited and non-accredited Certificates by Accredited Certification Bodies (Edition 2, July 2017)
TPS 66 UKAS Technical Policy Statement for the Implementation of IAF MD 17:2019, Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies (Edition 3, November 2020)
TPS 69 Accredited Certification of Competence Management Systems (CMS) (Edition 1, June 2020)
TPS 74 UKAS guidance on the use of a blended approach to auditing of management systems by certification bodies (Edition 2, December 2021)

Relevant European and International Publications

IAF MD 1: 2018 Audit and Certification of a Management System Operated by a Multi-Site Organization (Issue 2, 29 January 2018)
IAF MD 2: 2017 Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems (Issue 2, 15 June 2017)
IAF MD 5: 2019 Determination of Audit Time of Quality, Environmental and Occupation Health and Safety Management Systems (Issue 4 version 2, 11 November 2019)
IAF MD 8: 2020 Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2017 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485) (Issue 4, 29 June 2020)
IAF MD 9: 2017 Application of ISO/IEC 17021 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485) (Issue 3, 9 June 2017)
IAF MD 9: 2022 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485) (Issue 4, 01 February 2022) - Application date 01 February 2023
IAF MD 11: 2013 Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems (IMS) (Issue 1, Version 3, December 2013)
IAF MD 15: 2014 Collection of Data to Provide Indicators of Management System Certification Bodies' Performance (Issue 1, 14 July 2014)
IAF MD 16: 2015 Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Certification Bodies (Issue 1, Version 2, 19 January 2015)
IAF MD 17: 2019 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies (Issue 2, 7 May 2019)
IAF MD 21: 2022 Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007 (Issue 1, Version 3, 1 February 2022)
IAF MD 22: 2019 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS) (Issue 2, 7 May 2019)
IAF MD 24: 2021 Transition Requirements for ISO 50003:2021 (Issue 1, 8 December 2021)
EA-6/02 M: 2022 EA Guidelines on the use of ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17021- 1 for Certification to EN ISO 3834 (rev03, 10 January 2022)
EA-7/04 M: 2017 Legal Compliance as a Part of Accredited ISO 14001:2015 Certification (May 2017 Rev 03)

Certification Bodies for Products & Services

UKAS Publications

CIS 7 UKAS Approach to Accreditation of Competent Person Scheme Operators (Edition 2, October 2019)
CIS 8 UKAS Approach to Accreditation of PAS 2030 Certification Bodies (Edition 2, November 2021)
CIS 13 Accreditation for the Certification of Security Activities incorporating the Security Industry Authority Regulator's Principles (Edition 1, February 2018)
CIS 17 Accreditation of Organic Control Bodies Operating in Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Edition 1, August 2021)

Relevant European and International Publications

EA-3/12 M: 2020 EA Policy for the Accreditation of Organic Production Certification - see also EA-3/12 M: 2022
EA-3/12 M: 2022 EA Policy for the Accreditation of Organic Production Certification (9 March 2022_rev02) - date of implementation 09 March 2023
EA-6/02 M: 2022 EA Guidelines on the use of ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 for Certification to EN ISO 3834 (rev03, 10 January 2022)
EA-6/04 M: 2011 EA guidelines on the accreditation of certification of primary sector products by means of sampling of sites (July 2011 rev00)

Bodies Operating Certification of Persons

– There are currently no publications specifically relevant to bodies operating Certification of Persons.

 

 

For all available EA/IAF publications please see the publications pages of their websites.

Guidance in interpreting the standards has been published under international agreements and adopted by UKAS. UKAS has also published or adopted other publications concerned with specialised aspects of certification. Even if a publication is applicable to only part of an Certification Body’s activities, compliance with the requirements in the publication is still mandatory. Certification Bodies (including applicant CBs) and assessors/auditors must read the UKAS Publications List (M4), which can be accessed via the Publications home page, to check for publications with which they have to comply.

NOTE: UKAS no longer houses the Sector Scheme Documents for the National Highways Sector Scheme (NHSS). If you require copies of the scheme documents please go to NHSS Publications | Schedule of Suppliers where all the scheme documents can now be found.