Certification body accreditation

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)
CIS 16 UKAS Guidance for ISMS Certification Bodies Certifying Privacy against ISO/IEC 27701:2019 (Edition 2, November 2020)
TPS 62 Management of Extraordinary Events or Circumstances Affecting UKAS accredited Certification Bodies and their Certified Organisations (Edition 2, August 2016)
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)
CIS 7 UKAS Approach to Accreditation of Competent Person Scheme Operators (Edition 2, October 2019) - under review (draft in progress)
CIS 8 UKAS Approach to Accreditation of Green Deal Certification Bodies (Edition 1, July 2014)
CIS 13 Accreditation for the Certification of Security Activities incorporating the Security Industry Authority Regulator's Principles (Edition 1, February 2018)

Relevant European and International Publications

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 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 4: 2018 The Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes (Issue 2, 4 July 2018) - Application date 4 July 2019
IAF MD 5: 2015 Duration of QMS and EMS Audits (Issue 3, 9 June 2015) - SUPERSEDED BY IAF MD 5: 2019
IAF MD 5: 2019 Determination of Audit Time of Quality, Environmental and Occupation Health and Safety Management Systems (Issue 4, 7 May 2019) - Application date 7 November 2020
IAF MD 8: 2017 Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485) (Issue 3, 9 June 2017) - SUPERSEDED BY IAF MD 8: 2020
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) - Application date 30 November 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 10: 2013 Assessment of Certification Body Management of Competence in Accordance with ISO/IEC 17021:2011 (Issue 1, 11 February 2013)
IAF MD 11: 2013 Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems (IMS) (Issue 1, Version 3, December 2013) - SUPERSEDED BY IAF MD 11: 2019
IAF MD 11: 2019 Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems (IMS) (Issue 2, Version 2, 03 July 2019) - Application date 17 January 2021
IAF MD 17: 2015 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies (Issue 1, Version 2, 9 January 2015) - SUPERSEDED BY IAF MD 17: 2019
IAF MD 17: 2019 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies (Issue 2, 7 May 2019) - Application date 7 November 2020
IAF MD 21: 2018 Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007 (Issue 1, 18 January 2018)
IAF MD 22: 2018 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS) (Issue 1, 25 January 2018) - SUPERSEDED BY IAF MD 22: 2019
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) - Application date 7 November 2020
EA-6/02 M: 2013 EA Guidelines on the use of EN 45011 and ISO/IEC 17021 for Certification to EN ISO 3834
EA-7/04 M: 2017 Legal Compliance as a Part of Accredited ISO 14001:2015 Certification (May 2017 Rev 03)
EA-3/12 M: 2020 EA Policy for the Accreditation of Organic Production Certification - Implementation date: 1 January 2021
EA-6/02 M: 2013 EA Guidelines on the use of EN 45011 and ISO/IEC 17021 for Certification to EN ISO 3834
EA-6/04 M: 2011 EA guidelines on the accreditation of certification of primary sector products by means of sampling of sites

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

Guidance in interpreting the standard has been published under international agreements and adopted by UKAS. UKAS has also published or adopted other publications concerned with specialised aspects of inspection. 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.