IAF CertSearch global database

 On 14 March 2019 the International Accreditation Forum launched the IAF global database with access through the domain IAFCertSearch.org. developed to provide an authoritative source for validating accredited certifications issued all over the world.


The history of this project dates back to 2014, and the project has gone through several successful stage approvals by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and its members. The program was championed by the IAF’s Database Management Committee (DMC) represented by Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies and Industry. In October 2017 at the IAF General Assembly, there was a majority vote in favor of the development of a global database officially branded IAF CertSearch.

The IAF CertSearch is a voluntary database, which gained significant support from government agencies, industry and from all levels of the accredited network.

The IAF CertSearch provides a single location for all accredited management system certifications issued by a Certification Body accredited by an IAF member Accreditation Body from all over the world, increasing validating efficiency and decreasing misuse. IAF CertSearch will raise the profile of accredited certification, increase the visibility for those who are certified, and improve the value and integrity of accredited certification.

The IAF CertSearch is a tool where users can validate accredited certifications in cases where the validation user knows the company/organisation name or certification ID.

The IAF CertSearch project is developed to protect, educate and promote the value of accredited certifications globally.