Wht is Accreditation

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation literally means: giving confidence. We want to be able to blindly trust that the quality of products and services is correct. We want to know that the results of blood tests are correct, that meat does not contain too many bacteria, that escalators are safe to use, that electronics engineers are acting professionally. All of this is only possible when certificates and reports substantiate what is being claimed.

Accreditation is formal, third-party recognition that an organization is competent to perform specific tasks - the work for which they are accredited. Accreditation can be voluntary or mandated by government. It is a continuous quality improvement process to demonstrate that internationally and/or nationally prescribed standards have been met.

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Why do you need Accreditation

Is accreditation mandatory?

In some areas, accreditation is mandatory. A company that conduct vehicle inspections or perform elevator inspections must be accredited. In other areas, such as for medical laboratories and calibration laboratories, accreditation is voluntary and serve as a seal of quality.

Why accreditation?

Accreditation is a way to demonstrate quality and competence. It has positive effects for authorities, purchasers, industry, manufacturers and consumers.