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Accreditation Advisory for ISO 17021

ISO 17021 Accreditation Advisory Services Globally.

ISO/IEC 17021 Conformity Assessment defines the requirements of compliance for the operation of various types of bodies performing certification and they have been developed to develop confidence in the certification bodies. Accreditation of certification bodies is a procedure through which an accreditation body provides formal recognition of technical competence for specific types of certifications such as QMS ISO 900, EMS ISO 14001, etc., based upon third-party assessment as per ISO/IEC 17021 standard. The draft of this international standard is in accordance with the rules defined in the directives. Accreditation bodies (authorised by ISO) manage ISO 17021 Accreditation. Certifying bodies upon qualification get global acceptance due to mutual accreditation as per ISO 17021 standard.

ISO/IEC 17021 Accreditation Certification

An accreditation body authorised to provide accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17021 issues the Certificate of Accreditation. The ISO 17021 certificate is issued for a specific period of time after successful completion of registration (final) assessment. After one year surveillance audits are conducted by the accreditation body.
ISO/IEC 17021 is an accreditation, granted to the certification bodies by approved accreditation body. It is an accreditation not certification like ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or similar system certifications.

Steps involved in ISO/IEC 17021 Accreditation Advisory Services

Wood Certification Private Limited has a vast experience for providing ISO 17021 consultancy in regards to the implementation and certification of ISO/IEC 17021 for all types of system certification like QMS, EMS, ISMS, EnMS, etc.
Wood Certification Private Limited, provide ISO 17021 accreditation consultancy in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Dubai, Dhaka, Tehran, Manila, Nepal, Colombo, Maldives, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates & Yemen and develops systems as per the following process:

  • Thorough micro–level survey across all inspection parameter of the certifying bodies which cascades into a detailed gap analysis report,
  • Preparation of applicable documents as required for ISO/IEC 17021:2012, based on detailed study of all activities of the inspection bodies, such as;
    • ISO 17021 Quality Manual,
    • Quality Procedures for ISO/IEC 17021 accreditation (mandatory procedures required by the standard),
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for certification of various activities management system used in the certification,
    • Formats to establish the objective evidence of implementation and to ensure control over all the management system,
  • Preparation of Quality Assurance Plan for maintaining and assuring quality of services provided to its customers,
  • Training for ISO 17020 across all levels of employees within the inspection bodies,
  • Assistance in effective implementation of system through periodic site visit till accreditation,
  • Conducting internal audit for ISO 17020 system to gauge preparation and readiness for the accreditation,
  • Assistance in conducting management review meeting in the presence of Top Management for suitable guidance of inspection body for effective implementation of all the issues related to inspection,
  • Witnessing/ demonstration of inspection activities to build confidence among the employees, etc.


Technical Requirements of ISO/IEC 17021

Certification bodies are required to identify the following technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 during implementation:

  • Nominate a person as Management Representative for establishing, implementation and monitoring of effective implementation of the management system's requirements.
  • Management system, its location of performance, field of certification, types of management system.


Advantages of ISO/IEC 17021 System
  • Enhances efficiency, productivity and effectiveness in the overall Inspection bodies operation,
  • Increases level of motivation, co–operation, workmanship and quality awareness including competence,
  • Enhances confidence in inspection data and of personnel performing work. Greater control of processes and activities throughout inspection bodies. Savings in terms of time and money due to reduction or elimination of the need for re–inspection / re–work etc.,
  • Provides insights into analysis of data and record keeping.
  • Provide guidelines and better control for maintenance of equipment, preservation of inspection records, etc.
  • Establish confidence of management and customers as regards to results as well as reports and increase customers' trust as well as market share.
  • Better image of inspection bodies as a Quality inspection bodies in global market.
  • Worldwide recognition and credibility.
  • An ISO 17021:2012 accredited inspection body has a definite edge over competitors.


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