Accreditation is assessment and confirmation of compliance of testing and calibration laboratories, proficiency testing providers, certification and inspection bodies and EMAS or GHG verifiers with the requirements of international standards establishing general criteria for competence of conformity assessment bodies (CABs).

Thereby this procedure for assessment and confirmation is regulated by the relevant standards and a CAB is assessed strictly within the desired scope, i.e. in the extent of concrete testing methods/standards specified in the application. So, as a rule an accreditation does not cover all activities of a CAB.

In essence it can be compared with an exam to assess the teamwork of a concrete team as well as conformity of the technical facilities of a CAB and competence of the individual teammembers with the requirements of exam.

Seeking of accreditation is voluntary (except in the fields where accreditation is prescribed by law) and can be performed upon a relevant application submitted by CAB. Only the performed or ongoing activites, not just a presumption for operation, can be assessed.

List of conformity assessment activities accreditable by EAK is published in an informative document EAK INF1, while the criteria for accreditation are established in the guidance document EAK J1.









  

Otsingujuhis: Konkreetse valdkonna akrediteeritud mõõtjate ja/või vastavus- hindajate leidmiseks palume sisestada otsinguaknasse vastav märksõna, näiteks:
  • ''elektripaigaldis''
  • ''valgustatus''
  • ''töökeskkonna''
  • ''ehitusmaterjal''
  • Estonian Accreditation Centre | Mäealuse 2/1 Tallinn 12618, ESTOINA | Phone: +372 6 021 801 | E-mail: info@eak.ee