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Resolution Details
Resolution Number Resolution Resolution Content Location and Agenda Item
Conformity Assessment Services
The Annual Meeting, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, in support of the principle that IAF, its members and their constituents, should avoid actions that create confusion or conflict of interest between the respective roles of accreditation bodies and certification/registration bodies, resolved that IAF will not endorse:
  1. the provision of any conformity assessment services by Accreditation Body members of IAF (other than insofar as the accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies may be termed a conformity assessment service)
  2. the provision of any conformity assessment services by accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies to denote conformity with any of the standards that are used as the basis for accreditation.
Note: Currently, services identified as conformity assessment services are:
  • - Calibration (ISO/IEC 17025)
  • - Testing (ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189)
  • - Inspection (ISO/IEC 17020)
  • - Management System Certification (future ISO/IEC 17021)
  • - Personnel Certification (ISO/IEC 17024)
  • - Product Certification (ISO/IEC Guide 65)
Bratislava IAF17-6.1