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The System Behind Internationally 

Presenter: Tina Garner, Accreditation Manager, ANAB, Alexandria, VA, USA

Keywords: Accreditation, Certification, Accredited Certificate

Industry: Government, Manufacturing, Service

Level: Intermediate

ABSTRACT 

More and more industries and governments are relying on Accredited Certification as a criteria for selection of their suppliers. However, misconceptions exist on what constitutes an internationally recognized accredited certificate.

An organization holds an internationally recognized accredited certificate when its management system is certified by a Certification Body (CB) that is accredited by an Accreditation Body (AB) that is a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) and the organization’s certificate includes the AB’s accreditation symbol or reference to the accreditation.

The session will provide a detailed overview on the oversight process for each organization and the system involved in the IAF recognized accredited certification, including how ISO standards and ISO based schemes fit into the system. The session will also provide a description of the benefits for recognition, accreditation and certification not only to each organization but also the end user.

At the end of the session participants will have an understanding of the system behind an ISO or ISO based internationally recognized accredited certificate and the relationship among the IAF, an AB, a CB, a certified organization and an end user.

Since not all ABs are internationally recognized and not all CBs are accredited, and it is possible for a CB could issue unaccredited certificate, even if the CB is accredited, it is important to know how to select suppliers and/or service providers with the desired internationally recognized credentials.

In addition, the session will also provide information on the status and transitions process for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001 based programs.

    Call for Proposals

    Proposal Submission Deadline:
    October 11, 2019

    Acceptance notification date:
    November 11, 2019

    Early Registration Deadline:
    February 11, 2020

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    Multiple Proposals: You may submit multiple proposals.

    Conference Registration Fee:
    The conference registration fee is waived for the principal speaker of accepted proposals. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses and arrangements. Co-speakers will receive a 30% discount for the conference that they are presenting at.

    Length of Presentations: Technical sessions are typically 35 minutes. There will be a limited number of "double" sessions, 70 minutes, at the end of each day.


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    Abstract: The Abstract should be 1,500 to 5,000 characters (note that it is Characters, NOT words), including spaces.

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