What Is Accreditation?

 

Accreditation is an approval of a conformity assessment body’s (CAB's) competence, credibility, independence and integrity in carrying out its conformity assessment activities. Accreditation and certification is sometimes considered synonym, Accreditation is the power bestowed on the Certification, Training, Testing and Inspection bodies to audit and award certification to organisation fulfilling requirements of specific applicable Management System Standards.

Accreditation is used on a worldwide basis to make possible the breaking down of technical barriers to trade. It is important for suppliers of goods and services to be assessed and audited by independent accredited Certification Bodies to ensure their Management Systems conform to International Standards.

The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable, typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically, and employ suitable quality assurance. GABCT provides accreditation in compliance to the ISO 17020, ISO 17021, ISO 17025, ISO 17024 standards.

GABCT accredits Registered Organizations involved with the Management System Certification, Process and Product Inspection, Testing and Training services. These organizations are known as Conformity Assessment Bodies (or CABs).

The GABCT Mark is a symbol of trust provided to the registered CABs who can in turn extend the trust to their clients only subsequent to comprehensive assessment of their management systems, products, and or personnel. This Mark allows prospective users of accredited certification services to achieve significant competitive advantage over their competitors. In an event of unauthorized / Misuse of GABCT trust Mark, an incident shall be registered and investigated under the Zero tolerance policy, which may result in revocation of the Accreditation Mark and Legal Action as appropriate.




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