Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

This information is for reference only and is not intended to be a complete list of documents required for any management systems. Links are provided to verify current versions and/or to download or purchase the referenced documents.

Reference Documents for Management Systems CBs

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

ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems (available from ANSI)

MA 5000, ANAB Management Systems Accreditation Manual

Applicable ANAB Accreditation Rules

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

As applicable, current versions available from IAF:

IAF MD 1, IAF Mandatory Document for the Audit and Certification of a Management System Operated by a Multi-Site Organization

IAF MD 2, IAF Mandatory Document for the Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems

IAF MD 3, Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures (ASRP)

IAF MD 4, IAF Mandatory Document for the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes

IAF MD 5, Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environmental Management Systems

IAF MD 7, Harmonization of Sanctions

IAF MD 9, Application of ISO/IEC 17021 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485)

IAF MD 13, Knowledge Requirements for Accreditation Body Personnel for Information Security Management Systems (ISO/IEC 27001)

IAF MD 15, IAF Mandatory Document for the Collection of Data to Provide Indicators of Management System Certification Bodies' Performance

IAF MD 16, Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Certification Bodies

IAF MD 17, Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies

IAF MD 18, Application of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 in the Service Management Sector (ISO/IEC 20000-1)

IAF MD 21, Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007

IAF MD 22, Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Additional standards and/or other requirements for each ANAB accreditation program are identified on the relevant area of this site for the program.

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 4:2018, IAF Mandatory Document for the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes (available from IAF)

IAF MD 12:2016, Accreditation Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies with Activities in Multiple Countries (available from IAF)

IAF MD 8:2017,  Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485) (available from IAF)

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