The SAS has described the accreditation procedure in detail in its guides and check lists, and this for each of the following areas:
- Reference material production
- Proficiency testing
- Certification body for management systems
- Certification body for persons
These guides, reference documents and further documents such as the ordinance on the Swiss Accreditation System and the notification of testing, conformity assessment, registration and approval bodies, application documents and detailed requirements for accredited bodies can be downloaded from this website (see "Basics and general documents").