1-complete application form
The first stage of the accreditation process is for the CAB to complete and return their application, including relevant documentation requested within the application form, along with payment to our address.
1. ISO 17021
2. ISO 17020
3. ISO 17024
4. ISO 17025
5. ISO 15189
UKAC reviews the application documents against the relevant accreditation criteria and provides a report to the applicant. The next stage of assessment will not proceed until the documented systems meet requirements.
UKAC selects an assessment team who undertake an on-site assessment at the applicant’s offices. The assessment team also witnesses the applicant’s team undertaking assessment activity at their client’s premises. At the completion of the assessments the assessment team writes a report of their findings along with recommendations.
4. Review of Assessment Report
UKAC forms an Accreditation Review Panel (ARP). Members of this panel are individuals who have expertise in the scope of accreditation sought. The ARP reviews the report and makes a decision regarding accreditation.
5. Accreditation Decision
If accreditation is approved a Certificate of Accreditation is issued.
If accreditation is not approved, the applicant is advised of the reasons for the decision. A further application may be considered at a later date.
Once an applicant is accredited regular visits are made to the CAB’s offices to assess the CAB’s ongoing compliance with the accreditation criteria. UKAC also selects a sample of CAB auditors and inspectors for witnessing activities. A complete reassessment takes place every 3 years.