Scope of the IAF MLA
The IAF MLA is composed of IAF MLA main scopes and corresponding IAF MLA sub-scopes.
Certificates issued on the basis of an IAF MLA main scope are considered “equally reliable” because the CABs conform to the same standards.
Certificates issued on the basis of an IAF MLA sub-scope are considered “equivalent” as they are based on the same IAF endorsed standards or sector schemes. Sub-scopes are divided into two categories (Level 4 and Level 5). Level 4 sub-scopes are IAF endorsed normative documents used by ABs in conjunction with main scope documents to assess a CB’s competence in a specific sector. Level 5 sub-scopes are IAF endorsed normative documents used by CBs.