Accreditation bodies use a risk-based approach to determine the oversight approach that is most appropriate for a specific scope of accreditation and accredited entity. Can the accreditation body obtain the required confidence in operation of the accredited entity through remote assessment? Can the accreditation body still meet the requirements of international accreditation by conducting other surveillance activities outside of on-site assessment? This is not a simple one-size-fits-all approach but has been implemented on a smaller scale when dealing with natural and manmade disasters.


Jason Stine, ANAB Senior Director of Accreditation

Stine is in charge of accreditation activities relating to testing laboratories and supporting programs. He has worked for ANAB and been qualified as a lead assessor for more than 15 years.