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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
Promotional Documents
02 Feb 2023
02 Feb 2023
IAF PL 3:2022 Policies and Procedures on the IAF MLA Structure and for Expansion of the Scope of the IAF MLA
Policy Documents (PL Series)
07 Oct 2022
07 Oct 2022
IAF MD13:2022 Knowledge Requirements for Accreditation Body Personnel for Information Security Management Systems (ISO/IEC 27001)
Mandatory Documents (MD Series)
19 Sep 2022
03 Dec 2020
IAFDB PL 1:2022 Structure for the Management and Operation of IAF Database, LLC
IAF Database Policy Documents (IAFDB PL Series)
06 Sep 2022
01 Mar 2022
Database Principles (2022) - Annex 1 to IAFDB PL1
IAF Database Policy Documents (IAFDB PL Series)
06 Sep 2022
06 Sep 2022
Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) - Annual Report 2021
Promotional Documents
16 Aug 2022
16 Aug 2022

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