Accreditation of Inspection Bodies

The Inspection Bodies practices and related documentation would be reviewed by ABA Assessors in order to determine conformity to ISO/IEC 17020 which allows an organization to demonstrate integrity, reliability, and technical competence as well as compliance internationally recognized good practices. See the general description of ABA’s Accreditation Procedure. To obtain an official copy of ISO/IEC 17020 visit the ISO website

    ABA operates its program for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies according to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011

    The set of criteria employed by ABA for accreditation is contained within ISO/IEC 17020 – which is a conformity assessment standard that specifies requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.

    Organizations that pursue ISO/IEC 17020 perform activities which include examination of:

    • Materials 
    • Products
    • Installations
    • Plants
    • Processes
    • Work Procedures
    • Services

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