«Accreditation is the official recognition by accreditation body of competence of a legal entity of the Republic of Belarus or a foreign legal entity in the performance of conformity assessment activities in a particular field of accreditation»
National Accreditation System operates in accordance with the Law of the
Republic of Belarus N 437-З of October 24, 2016 «On assessment for compliance
with technical requirements and on accreditation of conformity assessment
bodies (the Law)».
The Law sets purposes and principleas of accreditation, establishes the structure of the National Accreditation System, prescribes functions of the accreditation body, provides for rights and obligations of the accredited CABs and specifies rules for using accredutation symbols.
Purposes of accreditation are as follows:
Principles of accreditation are as follows:
The Law on accreditation prescribes to perform accreditation in accordance with the Legal act “Accreditation Rules” (National Register of Legal acts of the Republic of Belarus – N 8/24689 of 12 January 2012. Amendments to the Legal Act "Accreditation Rules" is made on 5th August 2017, N8/32279.
BSCA Quality Policy is approved by BSCA Director and is amended as necessary based on the results of annual management review.
The Legal act “Accreditation Rules” provides for detailed information
about assessment and accreditation processes, including arrangements for granting, maintaining, extending, reducing, suspending and withdrawing accreditation (see chapters 3-8 of the Accreditation Rules).
Clause 6 of Chapter 1 of
the Legal act “Accreditation Rules”
requirements for applicants for accreditation and (CABs) are established in the
technical legal acts of the National
accreditation system of the Republic of Belarus including
international standards in the field of conformity assessment and EA, ILAC and
Requirements for accreditation, including technical requirements
specific to each field of accreditation are provided in ACCREDITATION CRITERIA.
Fees for accreditation are calculated on the basis on man-days of BSCA staff members and those of external assessors/experts necessary to perform the assessment. For the convenience of accredited CABs - there is an online fee calculator for applicant laboratories and certification bodies.
Fees for accreditation is the source of BSCA financial support as BSCA is the self-sustaining organization. Records on BSCA finance are regularly audited by independent auditory company. BSCA payment balance is published on BSCA website (in Russian).
RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF CABS
Rights and obligations of CABs are described in article 58 of the the Law on accreditation N 437-3 of October 24, 2016 and are further detaied in chapter 2 of the Legal act “Accreditation Rules”.
REGISTER OF THE ACCREDITED CABs
Current status of the accreditations that BSCA has granted to CABs can be checked at the Registrer of the accredited testing laboratories, calibration laboratories, product certification bodies, management systems certification bodies, personnel certification bodies, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers.
Most information in the Registrer is provided in Russian. It includes:
PROCEDURES FOR COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS