Organizational structure of national accreditation system of Ukraine

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Accreditation is a procedure, by which the national accreditation body confirms the competency of the legal entity or corresponding conformity assessment body (CAB) to conduct certain types of works (testing, calibration, certification, and inspection).

Accreditation grants for:

  • Provision of common technical policy in the sphere of conformity assessment;
  • Provision of consumer’s trust towards activities of conformity assessment bodies;
  • Creation of conditions for mutual recognition of the results of the conformity assessment bodies on the international level;
  • Removal of technical barriers for business.

The accreditation is carried out by NAAU according to the Law of Ukraine “On accreditation of conformity assessment bodies” taking into account the requirements of international and European standards for accreditation.

Accreditation, according to the identified scope, is carried out in conformance to the requirements of the following normative documents:

Testing and calibration laboratories DSTU ISO/IEC 17025
Bodies for certification of products, processes and services ISO/IEC 17065
Bodies for certification of management systems ISO/IEC 17021
Bodies for certification of persons ISO/IEC 17024
Inspection bodies ISO/IEC 17020
Medical laboratories DSTU EN ISO 15189

 During the accreditation NAAU is guided by relevant recommendations of international (ILAC and IAF) and regional (EA) organizations on accreditation.