IAF Informative Documents (ID Series)
IAF Informative Documents reflect the consensus of IAF members on this subject and are intended to support the consistent application of requirements. As these documents are for information purposes only, IAF Accreditation Body Members, and the Conformity Assessment Bodies they accredit, are not under any obligation to use or comply with anything in these documents.
Copies of all published IAF Informative Documents are available below.
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IAF ID 1:2010 QMS Scopes of Accreditation
(Issue 1, issued on 15 September 2010; Application from 15 September 2010)
Informative document to facilitate the consistent application of Clause 7.1.1 of ISO/IEC 17021:2006 and Clause 7.2.1of ISO/IEC 17011 by Accreditation Bodies. This document supersedes the guidance previously provided in IAF GD2: 2005, Annex 1.
IAF ID 3:2011 Informative Document for Management of Extraordinary Events or Circumstances Affecting ABs, CABs and Certified Organizations
(Issue 1, issued on 8 November 2011; Application from 8 November 2012)
Informative document intended to provide guidance to ABs and CABs on the appropriate course of action for the proper maintenance of accreditation and certification when extraordinary events or circumstances beyond the control of the organization happen.
IAF ID 4:2012 Market Surveillance Visits to Certified Organizations
(Issue 1, issued on 15 May 2012; Application from 15 May 2013)
Informative document intended to provide suggestions about how short market surveillance visits might be used by accreditation bodies or others in order to complement traditional oversight techniques.