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IAF-ILAC Joint Publications (A Series)

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IAF/ILAC A1:02/2014 IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of a Regional Group
This document provides ILAC and IAF with requirements or criteria for evaluating Regional Groups for the purpose of recognition.  The date for application of this document is February 2016.

IAF/ILAC A2:02/2014 IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of a Single Accreditation Body
This document provides ILAC and IAF with a procedure for evaluating single Accreditation Bodies for the purpose of qualifying them to sign applicable multi-lateral mutual recognition Arrangement(s).  The date for application of this document is February 2016.

IAF/ILAC A3:01/2013 IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Narrative Framework for Reporting on the Performance of an Accreditation Body (AB) - A Tool for the Evaluation Process
This document provides a tool in the evaluation process: (1)  to allow an evaluated accreditation body (AB) to present  information about how it addresses thirteen topics important to its performance; (2)  to focus the evaluation agenda on important topics; and (3) to provide a framework to present  this information in an evaluation report.  The date for application of this document is July 2013.

IAF/ILAC-A4:2004 Guidance on the application of ISO/IEC 17020:1998
Provides joint IAF-ILAC guidance on ISO/IEC 17020: General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection (1998).  This guidance will form the basis of mutual recognition arrangements between accreditation bodies. This document is available in German on the DAR website at www.dar.bam.de

IAF/ILAC A5:11/2013 IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements):Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004
The purpose of this document is to enable accreditation bodies to better harmonize their application of the standards against which they assess conformity assessment bodies (CABs).


 

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