IAF MEMBERS & RECOGNITION CATEGORIES
Accreditation Body Members
Accreditation Body Membership of IAF is open to Bodies conducting and administering programmes by which they accredit bodies for certification/registration of quality systems, products, services, personnel, environmental management systems of similar programmes of conformity assessment which declare their common intention to join the IAF Multilateral Recognition Agreement (MLA) recognizing the equivalence of other members' accreditations to their own.
IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) Members
The signatories of the IAF MLA programs can be found on the following link:
International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) Signatories
Associate Membership is open to other organizations involved in the use or implementation of certification/registration systems.
Special Recognition Organisations - Regional Accreditation Groups
Regional Group recognition is open to regional groupings of Accreditation Bodies whose aims include the maintenance of Regional Multilateral Recognition Agreements recognizing the equivalence of their members' accreditations.
Special Recognition Organisations - Observers
IAF has extended recognition to a number of organisations which have been invited to be Observers