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IATF 16949 Accreditation

IATF 16949 Accreditation -

Quality Management for the

Automotive Sector



About IATF 16949

IATF 16949 is the automotive quality management standard published by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). It was created to harmonize the different quality requirements of automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and to improve quality throughout the automotive supply chain. IATF 16949 is based on ISO 9001, but with additional requirements specific to the automotive sector. In order to be certified to IATF 16949, organizations must demonstrate their commitment to quality and continuous improvement, as well as their ability to meet customer requirements. UQAS-accredited certification bodies may issue certificates to companies worldwide that conform to the requirements of IATF 16949.


Requirements for IATF 16949 Accreditation

UQAS issues IATF 16949 accreditation to certification bodies with reference to the following standards:

  • ISO/IEC 17021-1:2016 - Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems — Part 1: Requirements

  • IATF Rules 5th Edition - Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition


Benefits of IATF 16949 Accredited Certification Bodies

There are many benefits to working with an IATF 16949 accredited certification body, including:

  • The ability to issue certificates that are recognized by automotive OEMs worldwide

  • A commitment to quality and continuous improvement

  • The ability to meet customer requirements

  • Gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace

  • Improve overall credibility and reputation


UQAS is a credible and well-recognized accreditation body that offers IATF 16949 accreditation to certification bodies. We have a proven track record of success in accrediting organizations to this standard, and our team of experts are here to help you through the process. Apply now!