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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 ID1:2014 - IAF Informative Document for QMS and EMS Scopes of Accreditation
(Issue 2, Issued on 10 June 2014; Application from 10 June 2014)
This informative document is applicable for QMS and EMS management systems scopes of certification and is meant to facilitate the consistent application of Clause 7.1.1 of ISO/IEC 17021: 2011 and Clause 7.21. of ISO/IEC 17011 requirements by Accreditation Bodies.

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.

IAF ID 12:2015 Principles on Remote Assessment
(Issue 1, issued on 23 December 2015; application from 23 December 2015)
This document provides suggestions about how to plan, manage, and facilitate remote assessments used by Accreditation Bodies in order to complement traditional oversight techniques.
IAF ID 13:2017 IAF Medical Device Nomenclature (IAF MDN) Including Medical Device Risk Classifications
(Issue 1, issued on 30 January 2017; Application from 30 January 2017)
This document, developed to support of IAF MD8 and MD9, provides long established medical device names and classifications, where risk classifications do not exist in the Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN).


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