Accreditation Procedure

How to be accredited as a conformity assessment body?

The SAS has described the accreditation procedure in detail in its guides and check lists, and this for each of the following areas:

  • Testing
  • Calibration
  • Reference material production
  • Proficiency testing
  • Inspection
  • 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").

The SAS accreditation procedure can be summarized as following:

Registration
 
Information talk
(serves for the mutual comprehensive information)
 
Preliminary talk
(serves for the preparation of the audit and the final definition of the scope of accreditation)
 
Audit
 
Accreditation
 
Surveillance
 
(as a rule annually)
 
Renewal of accreditation at the latest after 5 years
(at the latest after 5 years)

Last modification 09.06.2017

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