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National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine

Accreditation (Latin accredo, «Trust») – a procedure by which the national accreditation body confirms the competence of the legal entity or the relevant conformity assessment body to perform certain types of works. It is a testimony that the conformity assessment body (CAB) meets the requirements of national standards harmonized with relevant international and European standards, and , if necessary, any additional requirements for accreditation in relevant areas for conducting certain activities of conformity assessment .

Accreditation in Ukraine is conducted by the National accreditation body of Ukraine , which since 2002 is the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine (NAAU ) and which possesses governmental exclusive authority for accreditation of conformity assessment bodies and the monitoring of the compliance of accredited conformity assessment bodies to the accreditation requirements .

In 2009 NAAU have signed a Bilateral agreement with the European co-operation for Accreditation (hereinafter – EA BLA) for the recognition of the results on accreditation of certification bodies for personnel .

In 2012, an additional EA agreement was signed by NAAU for the recognition of national accreditation system of Ukraine in the fields of accreditation of calibration and testing laboratories, medical laboratories , as well as of the certification bodies for management systems.

In November of 2011, NAAU have signed an Associate membership in the EA .

Since 2004, NAAU is an Affiliated member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).