ISCB accredits personnel certification bodies to ISO/IEC Standard 17024. This accreditation provides a global benchmark for personnel certification schemes to operate in a consistent, comparable and reliable manner worldwide. Accreditation supports the increasing technological and global specialization of skills and personnel.
Product Certification Bodies are assessed against the general criteria contained within ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services.
ISCB accredits product certification bodies to various product certification schemes, which provides confidence that products, processes or services meet the intended use or need in the marketplace.
Certification Body Accreditation
International Services for Certification Bodies (ISCB) accredits certification bodies to ISO/IEC Standard 17021 which specifies requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. This accreditation demonstrates to the marketplace, stakeholders and regulators that the bodies have met the ISCB accreditation requirements and are periodically monitored for compliance.
ISCB is Provides the following Management System Accreditation Schemes:
- ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS)
- ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS)
- ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS)
- ISO 20000 Information Technology Services Management System (ITSMS)
- ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
- ISO 22301 Business Continuity System (BCM)
- ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS)
- ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS)
- ISO 55001 Asset Management System (AMS)
ISCB accredited laboratories according to ISO/IEC 17025 conformity assessment requirements for testing & calibration laboratories which enables the laboratory to comply with ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard and technical requirements.
The accreditation services to Testing Laboratories are currently given in the following disciplines:
❖ Chemical ❖ Biological ❖ Mechanical ❖ Electrical ❖ Electronics ❖ Fluid Flow ❖ Forensic ❖ Non-Destructive (NDT) ❖ Photometry ❖ Radiological ❖ Diagnostic Radiology QA Testing ❖ Software & IT System
The accreditation services to Calibration Laboratories are currently given in the following disciplines:
❖ Mechanical ❖ Electro Technical ❖ Fluid Flow ❖ Thermal ❖ Optical ❖ Medical Devices ❖ Radiological
ISCB accredits inspection bodies following assessment of compliance with the requirements of ISO 17020. We ensure conformance with requirements for accreditation by inspection bodies thereby providing credibility and confidence for those relying on inspection, tests and certification.
Inspection bodies give the assurance that the associated facilities, systems & equipment fit their intended purposes. Inspection bodies are also involved in the evaluation of the safety of specific products and materials , they may evaluate services as well as physical assets.
Proficiency Testing (PT) is the evaluations of participant performance against pre-established criteria by means of inter-laboratory comparisons. All ISCB accredited testing and calibration laboratories are required to participate in Proficiency Testing Programmes. ISCB accredits Proficiency Testing Providers (PTP) in various schemes according to requirement of ISO 17043.
Accreditation for proficiency test (PT) providers assures customers of compliance with international standards and good practices. Our highly-trained experts and assessors provide integrity, independence, impartiality, confidentiality, and good service.
The accreditation services to Proficiency Testing Providers (PTP)
are currently given in the following disciplines:
ISCB offers accreditation for Reference Material Producers to ISO 17034:2016, General requirements for the competence of reference material producers. Accreditation allows RMPs to demonstrate their competence by complying with international criteria. For those who use reference materials, such as calibration and testing labs, ISCB accreditation provides assurance of the quality of reference materials produced according to specific technical and management system requirements.
ISCB grants accreditation to medical testing laboratories in accordance with ISO 15189:2012 requirements for quality and competence in medical laboratories.
ISO 15189:2012 can be used by medical laboratories in developing their quality management systems and assessing their own competence. It can also be used for confirming or recognizing the competence of medical laboratories by laboratory customers, regulating authorities and accreditation bodies.
The accreditation services to Medical Laboratories are currently given in the following disciplines:
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Clinical Pathology
- Microbiology & Infectious disease serology
- Flow Cytometry
- Molecular Testing
The accreditation is based on ISCB Accreditation Criteria for Course Developers/ Providers and Educational Institutions.. Getting accredited requires educational institutes to demonstrate they are competent, that their trainers are qualified, and that the curricula meet recognized standards. The accreditation process involves an evaluation of the training agencies corporate structure, facilities, staffing, curriculum, program development and administration.
ISCB lays down criteria for educational institutions. Institutions need to implement and acquire standards of quality, successful application of which will provide accreditation license as per category follows :
- School Organization and Staff
- Health and Safety
- Curriculum and Educational Program
- Assessment and Evidence of Student Learning
- Student Services
- Trainers/ Teachers competence Management