We use a third-party system and licensing agreement to recognize certification bodies.
Under our accreditation system, each certification body is independently accredited by an authorized accreditation body. ASR 101 Accreditation and Certification Procedures is the main document defining requirements for certification and accreditation bodies. If you’d like to get certified to one of our standards, please visit the certification bodies page.
Steps to getting accredited
While we move to a unified standard, we’ve suspended new applications from certification bodies. But this doesn’t apply to existing authorized CBs looking to expand their scope.
Determine which accreditation body you will work with. We recommend that certification bodies reach out to their preferred accreditation body before applying to us.
Before the accreditation body can begin their work, you need to submit a completed application to us for approval using the ASR-206 Certification Body Application Form.
Upon receipt of the application, we’ll issue an invoice for the application fee. See the ASR-107 Certification Fee Structure. Payment of this fee is due upon receipt of the invoice.
Upon receipt of payment, we can start the review of the application. Note that applications won’t be reviewed until payment has been received, and that reviews occur only periodically.
Once an application is complete and the certification body has shown it has the right qualifications, we’ll provisionally accept the application.
Upon recommendation from the accreditation body, we’ll typically issue a limited grace period to a certification body which is in the accreditation process.
For more information about accreditation, please fill out our contact form.
Search our list of authorized accreditation bodies
|ANSI National Accreditation
|CCS (China, Japan)
We consider applications from internationally recognized accreditation bodies.
We consider applications from other internationally recognized accreditation bodies such as signatories of the IAF Multilateral Agreement. Accreditation bodies should submit the ASR-207 Accreditation Body Application Form and supporting documentation for consideration.