IAB is a not-for-profit organization. It operates in accordance with relevant international standards and requirements and maintains integrity and impartiality while taking into account national and public interest. IAB has established an independent, impartial, and transparent accreditation system. As a not-for-profit accreditation body, decisions made by IAB are not subject to any commercial or financial obligations. IAB is internationally recognized and represents the interests of the stakeholders at international forums through membership and active participation with the objective of becoming a signatory to the international Multilateral / Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MLA / MRA) simultaneously ensuring measures to safeguard impartiality and objectivity of its accreditation process.
International Accreditation Board (IAB) provides accreditation to certification bodies for various management system schemes as per ISO/IEC 17021 as well as Human health care management system scheme and Association of Health Providers(AHPI) Scheme- Green and Clean hospital management system scheme (GCHMS-Part I) for Hospitals and Green and Clean hospitality management system scheme (GCHMS-Part II) for safe and Healthy workplaces, Personnel certification bodies as per ISO/IEC 17024, Inspection bodies as per ISO/IEC 17020 based on an assessment of their competence as per its criteria and in accordance with IAB and international standards and guidelines. The IAB schemes of accreditations for Testing and Calibration Laboratories as per ISO/IEC 17025, Medical imaging centers as per ISO 15189 and Certification bodies as per ISO/IEC 17065 is under revision and will be available for accreditation in the near future.
This includes the wide range of management schemes and requirements organisations need to perform well to meet their goals and objectives.
ISO 15189:2012 delivers the specific requirements for quality and competence that are specific to medical imaging
According to ISO, an inspection is: An examination of a product, process, service, or installation or their design and determination of its conformity with specific requirements
The United Accreditation Foundation offers an internationally recognized accreditation program for the certification of persons.
United Accreditation Foundation IAB Accreditation scheme for Calibration and Testing laboratories is strictly built as per ISO 17025.
Product certification or product qualification is the process of certifying that a certain product has passed performance tests and quality assurance tests