International Organisations

European Co-operation for Accreditation (EA)

The EA is the European network of National Accreditation Bodies. Its purpose is to ensure the harmonized performance of national accreditation bodies throughout the European Economic Area via the development and promotion of accreditation criteria and guidelines.

International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)

ILAC is the world’s principal international forum for the development of laboratory accreditation practices and procedures, the promotion of laboratory accreditation as a trade facilitation tool, the assistance of developing accreditation systems, and the recognition of competent test facilities around the globe.

International Accreditation Forum (IAF)

IAF is an international organization of bodies granting accreditation to certification/registration bodies operating certification/registration of management systems, products and personnel. IAF has played an active role as the lead organization internationally for Accreditation Bodies in the fields of management system certification/registration bodies, product certification bodies and personnel certification bodies, and has worked to harmonize technical capability among Accreditation Bodies and to promote Multilateral Recognition Arrangements.