For the attention of all accredited management systems certification bodies

The National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine (NAAU) informs you that during the Joint Annual Meetings of the International Accreditation Fortum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) the Resolution IAF 2016-17 was endorsed about obligatory reference on accreditation status while conducting management systems certification activities covered by the scope of accreditation.

According to the aforementioned document, management systems certification bodies must transition certification documentation to include the accreditation symbol, and/or, reference the accreditation status of the CB including the identification of the AB, at the time of recertification decision; no later than 06 November 2019.

When granted initial accreditation (for a standard or scope), as of 06 November 2016, the CB must transition (re-issue) previous unaccredited certification documents, within one year after the accreditation decision.

This resolution is applied to all management system standards.

If there is an exception to the above, the client must justify the exception to the CB and AB, and if accepted by both the CB and AB, the certification is still considered accredited.