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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

IAF CertSearch – The Exclusive Global Database of Accredited Certifications


IAF CertSearch is a global database where users can search and validate the status of accredited certification issued by a certification body which has been accredited by an IAF signatory member accreditation body under the main scope ISO/IEC 17021-1.



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IAF PL 2:2024 Bylaws of the International Accreditation Forum, Inc.
Policy Documents (PL Series)
07 Mar 2024
20 Jul 2022
IAF-ISO Joint Communiqué on the addition of Climate Change considerations to Management Systems Standards
Communiqués Documents
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22 Feb 2024
IAF PL 7:2024 IAF Quality Manual
Policy Documents (PL Series)
21 Feb 2024
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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

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