Requirements for Management System Certification Bodies

Reference Documents

ANAB requires that CBs for all types of management systems conform to the most recent versions of:

ISO/IEC 17021:2011, Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems (available from ANSI and as part of the Management Systems Package)

MA 5000, ANAB Management Systems Accreditation Manual

AG 1008, Terms and Conditions for Accreditation

PR 1018, Policy on Use of ANAB Accreditation Symbols and Claims of Accreditation

As applicable, available from IAF:

IAF MD 1:2018 Certification of Multiple Site Based on Sampling

IAF MD 2:2017 Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems

IAF MD 4:2022 Use of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques for Accredited Certification of Management Systems

IAF MD 5:2019 Duration of QMS and EMS Audits

IAF MD 6:2014 Application of ISO 14065:2013

IAF MD 7:2010 Harmonization of Sanctions

IAF MD 8:2020 Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2017 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485)
IAF MD 9:2022 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485)
IAF MD11:2013 IAF Mandatory Document for Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems (IMS)
IAF MD12:2016 Accreditation Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies with Activities in Multiple Countries
IAF MD13:2022 Knowledge Requirements for Accreditation Body Personnel for Information Security Management Systems (ISO/IEC 27001)

IAF MD14:2014 Application of ISO/IEC 17011 in Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification (ISO 14065:2013)

IAF MD15:2014 IAF Mandatory Document for the Collection of Data to Provide Indicators of Management System Certification Bodies' Performance
IAF MD16:2015 Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Certification Bodies
IAF MD17:2019 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies
IAF MD20:2016 Generic Competence for AB Assessors: Application to ISO/IEC 17011
IAF MD22:2019 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS)
IAF MD23:2018 Control of Entities Operating on Behalf of Accredited Management Systems Certification Bodies
IAF MD24:2021 Transition Requirements for ISO 50003:2021
IAF MD25:2022 Criteria for Evaluation of Conformity Assessment Schemes
IAF MD26:2022 Transition Requirements for ISO/IEC 27001:2022
 Additional standards and/or other requirements for each ANAB accreditation program are identified on the relevant area of this site for the program.

Other Documents

AG 5001, Conformity Assessment Body Agreement for Cooperation Between ANAB and other Accreditation Bodies

FM 5301, Certification Body Client (Organization) Profile

FM 5303, Certification Body Profile

FM 5304, Certification Body Structure

FM 5305, Assessment Program

PM 5007, Initial Accreditation Application Document Review Process in EQM

PM 5008, Reaccreditation Document Review Process EQM

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Accreditation Rules and Heads Ups

Accreditation Rules

Heads Ups

Applications for Management System CBS

Requirements for Accreditation Bodies

ANAB operates according to the requirements of:

ISO/IEC 17011:2017, Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies (available from ANSI)

IAF/ILAC A5:11/2013, IAF/ILAC Multi-lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements: Application of ISO/IEC 17011 (available from IAF)

IAF MD 12:2013, Assessment of Certification Activities for Cross Frontier Accreditation (available from IAF)

ANAB uses the following document when cooperating with other accreditation bodies:

MA 5001, Cooperation Manual

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