WAS Accreditation For Product Certification Bodies
ISO/IEC 17065 -Conformity Assessment-requirements for bodies certifying products, process & services (or EN 45011 as it is known in its European version) is for those certification bodies that require demonstrating their competence to certain regulatory authorities. ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation is to be performed against a reference standard or standards. The reference standard may be the production and processing standards of a national regulation (often a national standard) but may also be your own or another organization’s private standard.
WAS Accreditation requires that the Product Certification Bodies must conform to the most recent version of the following standards:
- ISO/IEC 17065 -Conformity Assessment-requirements for bodies certifying products, process & services
- Demonstrated Technical Competence specific to the field in which product certification is done
- Relevant WAS Accreditation Requirements.