Reference Documents

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

ISO/IEC 17021:2011, Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems (available from ANSI)

MA 5000, ANAB Management Systems Accreditation Manual

AG 1008, Terms and Conditions for Accreditation

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

As applicable, available from IAF:

IAF MD 1:2007 Certification of Multiple Site Based on Sampling

IAF MD 2:2007 Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems

IAF MD 3:2008 Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures

IAF MD 4:2008 Use of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques for Accredited Certification of Management Systems

IAF MD 5:2009 Duration of QMS and EMS Audits

IAF MD 7:2010 Harmonization of Sanctions

IAF GD 3:2003, Guidance on Cross Frontier Accreditation

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

Other Documents

Accreditation Rules and Heads Ups

Accreditation Rules

Heads Ups

Applications for Management Systems CBS (click to open separate page)


ANAB operates according to the requirements of:

ISO/IEC 17011:2004, 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 12:2013, Assessment of Certification Activities for Cross Frontier Accreditation (available from IAF)

ANAB uses the following document when cooperating with other accreditation bodies:

MA 5001, Working With Other Accreditation Bodies Manual


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