» Which countries can a UKAS accredited certification body operate in?

How to determine whether a UKAS accredited Management Systems Certification Body can issue certificates in your country:

UKAS Schedules of Accreditation detail the certification standards and technical areas in which UKAS has confirmed the competence of a certification body to deliver accredited certification services. In determining this competence UKAS will have reviewed the certification bodies ability to offer certification services outside of its home country. This results in three potential wordings on the schedule of accreditation:

  1. This Certification Body has demonstrated to UKAS that it has the systems and processes in place to provide the competence and capability, including understanding of local requirements, to manage and issue accredited management systems certification in the country in which it is established and in any other country, for the standards and scopes detailed on this schedule, unless specifically detailed in the individual Management System scope table

Where this statement is present then the certification body can offer certification services under its accreditation in any country.

  1. This Certification Body has demonstrated to UKAS that it has the systems and processes in place to provide the competence and capability, including understanding of local requirements, to manage and issue accredited management systems certification in the country in which it is established and the countries or Region detailed in the table below, for the standards and scopes detailed on this schedule, unless specifically detailed in the individual Management System scope table

Where this statement is present then the certification body can offer certification services under its accreditation in a limited range of countries or regions that will be detailed on their schedule of accreditation.

  1. This Certification Body has demonstrated to UKAS that it has the systems and processes in place to provide the capability to manage and issue accredited management systems certification only in the country in which it is established for the standards and scopes detailed on this schedule, unless specifically detailed in the individual Management System scope table.

Where this statement is present then the certification body can only offer certification services under its accreditation in the country in which it is established.