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About IAF


The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) is a worldwide association of accreditation bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, processes, services, personnel, validation and verification and other similar programmes of conformity assessment.


Our primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for businesses and their customers by assuring them that accredited certificates and validation and verification statements may be relied upon.

Accreditation Bodies
Association Members
Regional Accreditation Groups


Recognised Regional Accreditation Groups

Accreditation Body MLA Signatories

United States of America



Name Category Issued on Application from
IAF PL 7:2024 IAF Quality Manual
Policy Documents (PL Series)
21 Feb 2024
09 Jul 2014
IAF PR 2:2024 General Procedures for the Development of IAF Documents
Procedure Documents (PR Series)
06 Feb 2024
06 Feb 2024
IAF ID13:2024 IAF Medical Device Nomenclature (IAF MDN) Including Medical Device Risk Classifications
Informative Documents (ID Series)
24 Jan 2024
30 Jan 2017
Why use an accredited management system certification body?
Promotional Documents
05 Jan 2024
05 Jan 2024
IAF MD23:2023 Control of Entities Operating on Behalf of Accredited Management Systems Certification Bodies
Mandatory Documents (MD Series)
20 Dec 2023
20 Dec 2023
IAF MD 8:2023 Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2017 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485)
Mandatory Documents (MD Series)
20 Nov 2023
20 Nov 2023

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