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Resolution Details
Resolution Number Resolution Resolution Content Location and Agenda Item
Certification to accreditation standards
The IAF and ILAC Joint General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the JCCC, resolves that when a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB), accredited by an Accreditation Body (AB), is providing certification to any standard used as a basis for accrediting CABs (e.g. ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO 15189), the AB shall initiate its process for suspension of accreditation, as this behaviour of the CAB will put the AB, against its will, in the condition of providing the same service that a CAB performs, in violation of clause 4.3.6 of ISO/IEC 17011. Further decisions shall be based on the actions taken by the CAB. All IAF and ILAC AB members shall include a suitable provision on such a possibility in their contracts with CABs. Note: It is accepted that a CAB may have to assess subcontractors to confirm that they meet the CABs’ requirements, which may include accreditation standards e.g. ISO/IEC17025. Documentation issued to subcontractors as a result of a successful assessment should clearly state that this is only for the purposes of the subcontract and is not certification or accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17011.
Sydney JGA7