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ACCREDITATION CRITERIA

BSCA performs accreditation of the following conformity assessment bodies:


testing laboratories for compliance with STB[1] ISO/IEC 17025-2007 (this standard is identical to ISO/IEC 17025:2005);

calibration laboratories for compliance with STB ISO/IEC 17025-2007 (this standard is identical to ISO/IEC 17025:2005);

proficiency testing providers for compliance with GOST ISO/IEC 17043-2013 (this standard is identical to ISO/IEC 17043:2010);

inspection bodies for compliance with GOST ISO/IEC 17020-2013 (this standard is identical to ISO/IEC 17020:2012);

product certification bodies for compliance with GOST[2] ISO/IEC 17065-2013 (this standard is identical to ISO/IEC 17065:2012);

persons certification bodies for compliance with GOST ISO/IEC 17024-2014 (this standard is identical to ISO/IEC 17024:2012);

management systems certification bodies for compliance with STB ISO/IEC 17021-1 (this standard is identical to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015).

For this scheme the following level 4 standards are used: STB ISO/IEC TS 17021-2 (identical to ISO/IEC 17021-2:2016), STB ISO/IEC TS 17021-3 (identical to ISO/IEC TS 17021-3:2013), STB ISO/TS 22003-2015 (identical to ISO/TS 22003:2013).


[1] «STB» is an abbreviation of state standards of the Republic of Belarus.

[2] «GOST» is an abbreviation of intergovernmental standards applied by countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


Accreditation criteria are a set of requirements laid down in the relevant standards (listed above) as well as BSCA policies and EA, ILAC, IAF documents.

Application of EA, ILAC, IAF documents for the purposes of accreditation is prescribed by clause 6 Chapter 1 of the Legal act “Accreditation Rules” (registered in the National Register of Legal acts of the Republic of Belarus N 8/24689 of 12 January 2012 with amendments of 5 August 2017 N 8/32279).


ACCREDITATION CRITERIA FOR TESTING LABORATORIES

  • STB ISO/IEC 17025-2007 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  • PL SM 7.0-2015 Policy on Metrological Traceability of Measurements Results
  • PL SM 7.15-2015 Policy on Participation of Accredited Laboratories in Proficiency Testing
  • EA-2/15 M:2008 EA Requirements for the Accreditation of Flexible Scopes
  • ЕА-3/01 М:2012 EA conditions for the use of accreditation symbols, text reference to accreditation and MLA signatory status
  • EA-3/04 G:2001 Use of Proficiency Testing as a Tool for Accreditation in Testing
  • EA-4/09 G:2017 Accreditation for Sensory Testing Laboratories
  • EA-4/15 G:2015 Accreditation for Non-Destructive Testing
  • EA-4/16 G:2003 EA Guidelines on the Expression of Uncertainty in Quantitative Testing
  • EA-4/17 M:2008 EA Position Paper on the Description of Scopes of Accreditation of Medical Laboratories
  • EA-4/18 INF:2010 Guidance on the Level and Frequency of Proficiency Testing Participation
  • ILAC-G8:03/2009 Guidelines on the Reporting of Compliance with Specification
  • ILAC-G17:2002 Introducing the Concept of Uncertainty of Measurement in Testing in Association with the Application of the Standard ISO/IEC 17025
  • ILAC-P8:12/2012 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (Arrangement): Supplementary Requirements and Guidelines for the Use of Accreditation Symbols and for Claims of Accreditation Status by Accredited Laboratories and Inspection Bodies
  • ILAC-P9:06/2014 Policy for Participation in Proficiency Testing Activities
  • ILAC-P10:01/2013 ILAC Policy on Traceability of Measurement Results
  • ILAC-R7:05/2015 Rules for the Use of the ILAC MRA Mark


    ACCREDITATION CRITERIA FOR CALIBRATION LABORATORIES

  • STB ISO/IEC 17025-2007 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  • PL SM 7.0-2015 Policy on Metrological Traceability of Measurements Results
  • PL SM 7.15-2015 Policy on Participation of Accredited Laboratories in Proficiency Testing
  • ЕА-3/01 М:2012 EA conditions for the use of accreditation symbols, text reference to accreditation and MLA signatory status
  • EA-4/02 M:2013 Expressions of the Uncertainty of Measurements in Calibration
  • EA-4/16 G:2003 EA Guidelines on the Expression of Uncertainty in Quantitative Testing
  • EA-4/18 INF:2010 Guidance on the Level and Frequency of Proficiency Testing Participation
  • ILAC-G8:03/2009 Guidelines on the Reporting of Compliance with Specification
  • ILAC-G24:2007 Guidelines for the Determination of Calibration Intervals of Measuring Instruments
  • ILAC-P8:12/2012 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (Arrangement): Supplementary Requirements and Guidelines for the Use of Accreditation Symbols and for Claims of Accreditation Status by Accredited Laboratories and Inspection Bodies
  • ILAC-P9:06/2014 Policy for Participation in Proficiency Testing Activities
  • ILAC-P10:01/2013 ILAC Policy on Traceability of Measurement Results
  • ILAC-P14:2013 ILAC Policy for Uncertainty in Calibration
  • ILAC-R7:05/2015 Rules for the Use of the ILAC MRA Mark


ACCREDITATION CRITERIA FOR MEDICAL LABORATORIES

  • STB ISO 15189-2009 Medical Laboratories. Requirements for Quality and Competence
  • EA-4/14 INF:2003 Selection and Use of Reference Materials
  • EA-4/16 G:2003 EA Guidelines on the Expression of Uncertainty in Quantitative Testing
  • EA-4/17 M:2008 EA Position Paper on the Description of Scopes of Accreditation of Medical Laboratories
  • EA-4/18 INF:2010 Guidance on the Level and Frequency of Proficiency Testing Participation
  • EA-4/20 G:2015 Guidance for the Assessment of Laboratories against EN ISO 15189 and 22870
  • ILAC-G8:03/2009 Guidelines on the Reporting of Compliance with Specification
  • ILAC-G17:2002 Introducing the Concept of Uncertainty of Measurement in Testing in Association with the Application of the Standard ISO/IEC 17025
  • ILAC P14:01/2013 ILAC Policy for Uncertainty in Calibration
  • EDQM/OMCL TA:2007 Scope of Accreditation of Official Medicines Laboratories


    ACCREDITATION CRITERIA FOR BODIES CERTIFYING PRODUCTS, PROCESSES AND SERVICES

  • GOST ISO/IEC 17065-2013 Conformity Assessment. Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services
  • ЕА-3/01 М:2012 EA conditions for the use of accreditation symbols, text reference to accreditation and MLA signatory status
  • ЕА-3/12 М:2013 EA Policy for Accreditation of Organic Production Certification
  • EA-6/02 M:2013 EA Guidelines on the Use of EN 45011 and ISO/IEC 17021 for Certification to EN ISO 3834
  • EA-6/04 M:2011 EA Guidelines on the Accreditation of Certification of Primary Sector Products by Means of Sampling of Sites
  • IAF ML 2:2016 General Principles on the Use of the IAF MLA Mark


ACCREDITATION CRITERIA FOR BODIES PROVIDING AUDIT AND CERTIFICATION OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

  • STB ISO/IEC 17021-1-2016 Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 1: Requirements
  • STB ISO/IEC TS 17021-2-2013 Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 2: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems
  • STB ISO/IEC TS 17021-3-2016 Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems
  • STB ISO/TS 22003:2015 Food Safety Management Systems. Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Food Safety Management Systems
  • STB ISO/IEC 27006:2014 Information Technology. Security Techniques. Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Information Security Management Systems
  • ЕА-3/01 М:2012 EA conditions for the use of accreditation symbols, text reference to accreditation and MLA signatory status
  • EA-3/11 M:2009 Food Safety Management Systems – Scope of Accreditation
  • EA-3/13 M:2016 EA Document on the Application of ISOIEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • EA-6/02 M:2013 EA Guidelines on the Use of EN 45011 and ISO/IEC 17021 for Certification to EN ISO 3834
  • EA-7/04 M:2017 Legal Compliance as a part of accredited ISO 14001:2015 certification
  • IAF MD 1:2007 Certification of Multiple Sites Based on Sampling
  • IAF MD 2:2017 Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems
  • IAF MD 3:2008 Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures (ASRP)
  • IAF MD 4:2008 Use of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques ("CAAT") for Accredited Certification of Management Systems
  • IAF MD 5:2015 Duration of QMS and EMS Audits
  • IAF MD 7:2010 Harmonisation of Sanctions
  • IAF MD 8:2017 Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485)
  • IAF MD 9:2017 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485)
  • IAF MD 10:2013 Assessment of Certification Body Management of Competence in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021: 2011
  • IAF MD 11:2013 IAF Mandatory Document for the Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems
  • IAF MD 13:2014 Knowledge Requirements for Accreditation Body Personnel for Information Security Management Systems (ISO/IEC 27001)
  • IAF MD 15:2014 IAF Mandatory Document for the Collection of Data to Provide Indicators of management system certification bodies′ performance
  • IAF MD 16:2014 Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Certification Bodies
  • IAF MD 17:2015 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies
  • IAF MD 18:2015 Application of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 in the Service Management Sector (ISO/IEC 20000-1)
  • IAF MD 19:2016 IAF Mandatory Document For The Audit and Certification of a Management System operated by a Multi-Site Organization (where application of site sampling is not appropriate)
  • IAF ML 2:2016 General Principles on the Use of the IAF MLA Mark


ACCREDITATION CRITERIA FOR BODIES OPERATING CERTIFICATION OF PERSONS

    • GOST ISO/IEC 17024-2014 Conformity Assessment. General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons


      ACCREDITATION CRITERIA FOR INSPECTION BODIES

    • GOST ISO/IEC 17020-2013 Conformity Assessment. Requirements for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection
    • EA-5/02 INF:2015 EA Guidance on the Application of ISO/IEC 17020 in Periodic Inspection of the Roadworthiness of Motor Vehicles and their Trailers
    • ILAC G19:08/2014 Modules in a Forensic Science Process
    • ILAC P15:06/2014 Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies


      ACCREDITATION CRITERIA FOR PROVIDERS OF PROFICIENCY TESTING

    • GOST ISO/IEC 17043-2013 Conformity Assessment. General Requirements for Proficiency Testing


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