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Reference Standards

Reference Standards

The assurance of a solid guarantee
Assessments of those applying for accreditation are conducted on the basis of the prevailing European or international standards, standards from the NF EN ISO/IEC 17000 series, NF X 50-091, the EMAS Regulation, ISO 14065 and the EU Regulation n°600/2012. You are therefore assured of a solid guarantee, subject to regular inspection by recognised qualified assessors and experts.

Standards and guides used by accreditors for granting accreditation:

Test, analysis or calibration laboratories ISO/IEC 17025
Medical biology laboratories ISO/IEC 15189
Inspection bodies and bodies carrying out the verification of regulated measuring instruments ISO/IEC 17020
Certification bodies
Certification bodies for management and technical qualification systems in companies ISO/IEC 17021
Personnel certification bodies ISO/IEC 17024
Certification bodies for products, services and processes ISO/IEC 17065
Bodies responsible for the qualification of companies NF X 50-091
Bodies responsible for checking environmental statements NF EN ISO 17021 and EC Regulation
No 1221/2009 (EMAS)
Bodies responsible for checking statements on greenhouse gas emissions NF EN ISO 14065 and EU Regulation n°600/2012
Organisers of Interlaboratory Comparisons ISO/IEC 17043
Reference Material Producers ISO 34 Guide

In order to harmonise their practices, the accreditors draw up guides on the interpretation of accreditation requirements. These guides are published by EA, ILAC and IAF, and are available on the websites of these organisations.

Accreditation bodies must also comply with the requirements of the standard applicable to them: the ISO/IEC 17011 standard.