Accreditation body membership of IAF is open to organisations that conduct and administer programmes by which they accredit bodies for certification/registration of quality systems, products, services, personnel, environmental management systems or similar programmes of conformity assessment. These organisations must declare their intention to join the IAF Multilateral Recognition Agreement (MLA) recognising the equivalence of other members' accreditations to their own.
Regional Accreditation Group Members consist of associations of Accreditation Bodies, and possibly other bodies, that cooperate within an identified geographic region to establish and maintain a multilateral recognition agreement based on a peer evaluation system, and represent the interests of accredited entities, industry, users and similar organisations that engage in, are subject to, make use of, accept or rely on conformity assessment results from bodies accredited by Accreditation Body Members of IAF, and which support the purpose of IAF.
A Recognized Regional Accreditation Group is a Regional Accreditation Group that has been peer evaluated to confirm that its membership and MLA peer evaluation criteria and processes meet or exceed IAF requirements.
IAF Association Members are organisations or associations that represent a similar group of entities internationally or within an economy or region. These entities are associated with programmes by IAF Accreditation Body Members supporting IAF objectives.
Downloads of the following documents are available in the Publications section of the site:
IAF Memorandum of Understanding and Bylaws
The route to signing the IAF or ILAC Arrangements (IAF/ILAC B1:09/2018)
For information on becoming a member of IAF, or to obtain an application form, please email: email@example.com.