Accreditation is a procedure, by which the national accreditation body confirms competence of the legal entity or the relevant conformity assessment body (CAB) to conduct certain types of works (testing, calibration, certification, and inspection).
- Uniform technical policy in the sphere of conformity assessment;
- Confidence of consumers in results of conformity assessment activities;
- Conditions for mutual recognition of accredited CABs’ performance at the international level;
- Removal of technical barriers for business.
Accreditation is conducted by NAAU according to the Law of Ukraine “On Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies” with regard to the requirements of international and European accreditation standards in the main areas:
|Testing and calibration laboratories
||ДСТУ ISO/IEC 17025
|Products, processes and services certification bodies
||ДСТУ EN ISO/IEC 17065
|Management systems certification bodies
||ДСТУ EN ISO/IEC 17021-1
|Personnel certification bodies
||ДСТУ EN ISO/IEC 17024
||ДСТУ EN ISO/IEC 17020
||ДСТУ EN ISO 15189
|Proficiency testing providers
||ДСТУ EN ISO/IEC 17043
||ДСТУ ISO 14065
While conducting accreditation, NAAU is guided by relevant recommendations of international (ILAC and IAF) and regional (EA) accreditation organizations.