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ISO 17021 Management System

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ISO 17021 Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 – Requirements for Certification Bodies

ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 specifies the requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems, including the planning and conducting of audits and the issuance and maintenance of certificates. It was created to address the need for an international standard that would make it simpler to recognize management system certification in the interests of global trade and to accept the certificates issued by entities that conducted conformity assessments on a national and international level.

UQAS provides ISO 17021-1:2015 accreditation to certification bodies for the following popular management system standards:

Other management standards based on customer requirements

Benefits of ISO 17021 Accreditation

The benefits of using a certification body that is accredited by UQAS to conduct ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 audits and issue certificates are as follows:

  • Acceptance of the certificates issued by the certification body by customers, regulators and other stakeholders on a global basis
  • Increased credibility and status of the certification body in the marketplace
  • Increased confidence of customers in the certificates issued by the certification body
  • An assurance that the certification body has been assessed against internationally recognized standards by a competent accreditation body

The use of accredited certification bodies can save time and money for organizations seeking to implement management system standards, as they can be confident that the certification body has been assessed against recognized standards and that their certificates will be accepted by customers, regulators, and other stakeholders.

Why Choose UQAS?

We provide confidence in the operation of certification bodies through our rigorous and internationally recognized accreditation process. Our accredited certification bodies are among the best in the world, and we are proud to work with them to help organizations improve their performance and demonstrate their commitment to excellence. We have over 2 decades of experience in the accreditation of certification bodies, and our team of experts is dedicated to providing the highest level of service.

ISO 17021 Accreditation Process

The accreditation process provided by UQAS is quite simple:

  1. Certification Body submits an application
  2. Quotation is prepared and sent to the Certification Body
  3. The certification body will approve the contract and make payment
  4. Documentation review by UQAS technical team
  5. Scheduling of required audits
  6. Conducting the audits
  7. If any deviations are found, the certification body is required to take corrective actions and provide evidence to UQAS
  8. Once the corrective actions are accepted, our team of experts will prepare the accreditation package and recommendations
  9. The UQAS council will take a vote on the package
  10. Once approved, our team will issue the accreditation certificate to the certification body

Sequence of steps followed in UQAS accreditation



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