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4. IAF Programmes

 

IAF has programmes to:

 

  • Develop guidance, rules and procedures for the operation of accreditation, certification / registration and mutual recognition programmes resulting in "Certified once, accepted everywhere"
  • Ensure that all accreditation body members operate to the highest standards of competence and probity, and only accredit bodies that have demonstrated that they are competent and impartial
  • Harmonise accreditation procedures and their implementation based on international standards and guides, and IAF guidance on their application
  • Develop guidance, rules and procedures for the operation of specific sector conformity assessment schemes to meet the needs of specific industries
  • Develop guidance, rules and procedures for the operation of compliance programmes to satisfy regulatory or government requirements
  • Exchange information between accreditation bodies
  • Cooperate in the training of assessors and other personnel
  • Contribute to the work of ISO and other relevant international bodies
  • Liaise with the regional groups of accreditation bodies
  • Liaise with other relevant bodies such as ILAC, ISO and industry groups
  • Assist emerging accreditation bodies in low and medium income economies

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