National Accreditation System of the Republic of Belarus

Accreditation is conducted in the Republic of Belarus following:

Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 437-З of October 24, 2016 On Assessment for Compliance with Technical Requirements and on Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies

Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 3848-XII of September 5, 1995 On Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements

Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 278-З of December 18, 2019 (entered into force on July 1, 2020)

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 specific area of accreditation

Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 437-3 of October 24, 2016

In accordance with Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 437-3 of October 24, 2016

Accreditation goals

Accreditation principles

Structure of the National Accreditation System of the Republic of Belarus includes as follows:

When performing accreditation, the following requirements are met:

The requirements for the accreditation body are established in interstate standard GOST ISO/IEC 17011-2018 Conformity assessment. Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies, BSCA established, documented, implemented and maintains a management system that is capable of supporting and demonstrating the ongoing conformity with the requirements set in GOST ISO/IEC 17011.

BSCA Quality Policy is approved by BSCA Director and is amended as necessary based on the results of annual management review.

Through adopting the Quality Policy, BSCA strives to achieve a strategic goal - to ensure compliance of accredited CABs with the requirements of fundamental standards and documents of international accreditation organizations (ILAC, IAF) in order to recognize the results of their conformity assessment activities.

When implementing these goals, BSCA is guided by the principles of impartiality, objectivity, competence, and confidentiality.

BSCA carries out accreditation of legal entities of the Republic of Belarus or foreign legal entities, that express a desire to get confirmation of their competence in activities in the sphere of conformity confirmation, testing, research and (or) measurements, proficiency testing, inspection, as well as accreditation of legal entities of the Republic of Belarus and individual entrepreneurs that perform verification and (or) calibration (hereinafter, “applicant for accreditation”) according to their applications on the basis of civil law contracts.

In accordance with clause 6, Chapter 1 of the Accreditation Rules the requirements for the applicants for accreditation (accredited CABs) are established in the Law of the Republic of Belarus On assessment for compliance with technical requirements and on accreditation of conformity assessment bodies, the Law of the Republic of Belarus On Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements, the Accreditation Rules, the Rules for Conformity Assessment of the National Conformity Assessment System of the Republic of Belarus approved by Resolution of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus No. 61 dated July 25, 2017, fundamental standards, mandatory technical regulatory legal acts of the National Conformity Confirmation System of the Republic of Belarus, technical regulatory legal acts that cover the requirements for the assessment of competence of the accreditation applicants.

The certificate of accreditation is the document confirming accreditation, its template is set in the Accreditation Rules. The scope of accreditation is defined in the annex to the certificate of accreditation.

Rights and obligations of applicants for accreditation and accredited CABs are stipulated in Article 58 of Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 437-3 of October 24, 2016 and are further detailed in Chapter 2 of the Accreditation Rules.

Incoming complaints and appeals are considered by BSCA in accordance with documented procedures developed under the requirements of GOST ISO/IEC 17011:

The National Accreditation System of the Republic of Belarus is recognized by the international accreditation cooperation ILAC in 5 areas (testing, calibration, medical research, inspection, proficiency testing).

International recognition of the Belarusian accreditation system gives testimony to the international recognition of conformity assessment documents bearing the ILAC mark. Such fact makes it possible to minimize the practice of reassessing the conformity of exported products and thus reduce the costs of Belarusian manufacturers as well as increase the competitive abilities of Belarusian goods and services.

Based on recognition by ILAC, recognition has been achieved in industry areas of activity, such as:


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