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ISO/IEC 17020 Certification Consultancy in India

ISO/IEC 17020 conformity assessment requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection have been developed in order to build confidence in the inspection bodies. Accreditation to inspection bodies is a procedure by which an authoritative body gives formal recognition of technical competence for specific inspection, based on third-party assessment based on ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard.

This international standard ISO/IEC 17020:2012 is drafted in accordance with the rules given in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2. ISO 17020 accreditation is managed by IAF MRA (International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement). IAF is engaged in development and updating of guidelines connected with accreditation activities. Such international arrangements facilitate acceptance of inspection results between countries to which MRA partners represent. On accreditation as per ISO 17020 standard of inspection bodies by such recognized body, the inspection report of inspection bodies gets global acceptance due to such mutual recognition.

The standard was initially published in year 1998 and then it was revised in 2012. At present the 2012 version is in the implementation. The ISO17020:2012 standard has categorized inspection bodies in three major categories as under:

ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation Certification

The ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Accreditation Certificate is issued by accreditation body, which is authorized by IAF MRA to provide accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17020:2012. The ISO 17020 certificate is issued for a period of 2 years after successful completion of pre-assessment and registration (final) assessment. The certificate is valid till two years from the date of issue. Surveillance audits are conducted by the Accreditation body after one year. Upon completion of two-year cycle, at every two years renewal audit will be conducted without any periodic surveillance assessment.

ISO/IEC 17020:2012 is an accreditation, which is granted to the inspection bodies by an ILAC / APLAC approved accreditation body. It is an accreditation not certification like ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and other system certification.

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  • We have a team of highly- experienced ISO consultant and globally certified lead auditors for Consulting Services
  • Our team is having graduate/master degree of Engineering/management having more than 15+ years of experience in management system implementation for clients.
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  • 1000+ Accreditation System implementation in various industries in 15+ countries.
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  • 1000+ personnel of clients and other individuals trained by our Accreditation System consultants for awareness, system implementation and auditor training through online/class room.
  • Our accreditation consultants work with more than 50 leading International & National Certification Bodies such as BV; BSI; TUV; DNV; SGS; Lloyds; ISOQAR; NABL; IAS; UKAS, etc.
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