Clause 5.6 of ISO/IEC 17000:2004 - 'Conformity assessment - Vocabulary and general principles'.
"third party attestation (5.2) related to a conformity assessment body (2.5) conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks"
ACCREDITATION (a Harmonised Process)
- Common Access and Criteria
- Properly Staffed and Organised
- Appropriate Quality System
- Appropriate Procedures
- Transparent Documentation
- Competent, Trained Assessors
- Surveillance and Reassessment
- Proficiency Testing
- Ethical Use of Accreditation