Create GAC Account
Login to Assessors Database
How to register in GAC Assessors Database?
Note that successful completion of all of the steps in itself does not guarantee acceptance as an assessor. An invitation to become an assessor and attend the Assessor Training is dependent on GAC program needs at the time.
1. Create GAC Account
To register in the assessor database you need to have a GAC account to be able to login and manage your profile, If you already have an account you can skip this step and move to step 2.
If you don't have an account yet click the link below and select Sign Up. Fill you first name, last name and email address. You will get a message to the email address you specified, click the link in the message to confirm you email address and select a username and password for your account.
2. Login to Assessors Database
Use the account information (username and password) you to login to the assessors database and complete your profile.
- Complete the form and attach CV and certificates that prove the competence for every field of Activity.
- Under the section “Qualification Details” choose the fields of expertise you have appropriate experience in. You need to attach proofs of competence in every field of activity you select.
- If it is deemed that the applicant has appropriate experience in conformity assessment fields, the applicant will be requested to submit further supporting evidence of his/her qualifications.
- A review of the application and resume will be done, then the entire package will be reviewed, to determine suitability.
- After you are trained by GAC and participate to onsite assessments, GAC will update you assessor qualification in front of every field you selected (in green) to gradually pass from trainee to assessor to lead assessor, the status of your qualifications will be updated in Blue in front of the field of activity ( to indicate if you are active, under requalification, suspended, withdrawn etc …)
Benefits of becoming GAC’s Assessor
The accreditation activity is based on the assessment of conformity assessment bodies facilities via teams of specialized experts in a specific technical field (Chemical testing, mechanical testing, calibration of equipment, inspection, product certification, etc.), that’s why GAC will train and contract a large number of experts working in specific fields of activity in the GCC region. According to accreditation applications, experts will be asked from time to time to participate in the assessments.
Joining the team of accreditation assessors has many benefits for you:
- Benefiting of high level training on international requirements,
- Valorization of your experience in conformity assessment activities,
- Participation as a member in assessments of CABs in your field of expertise,
- Building up new skills as assessor and auditor,
- Bringing back new ideas and knowledge to benefit your institution,
- Getting paid for the assessments you prepare and conduct (usually 2 to 3 expert day for each assessment),
- Participation in the enhancement of the quality of conformity assessment activities at the regional level.
By being a part of our assessor’s team, you get the opportunity to widen your experience without leaving your job.
Who is GAC?
GAC is a multi-economy Accreditation Body operating under the umbrella of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). GAC was created to cover the accreditation activities in all member States (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, and the Republic of Yemen).
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is the last level of control in the conformity assessment infrastructure; it is an international tool for the recognition of Conformity Assessment activities.
Accreditation is an endorsement of a conformity assessment body’s (CAB's) competence, credibility, independence and integrity in carrying out its conformity assessment activities.
In everyday language the terms accreditation and certification are often used interchangeably. In the conformity assessment industry however, these terms have very different and specific meanings.
ISO’s formal definition of accreditation is “third party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks.” (ISO/ IEC 17000:2004)
Certification is "third party attestation related to products, processes, systems or persons." (ISO/ IEC 17000:2004)
GAC accredits organisations who provide testing and calibration cervices, certification and/ or inspection services. These organisations are known as Conformity Assessment Bodies (or CABs).