Frequently Asked Questions


Export requirements are generally set by the country you are exporting to. ASA does not have information on export requirements.

 

 

Export requirements are generally set by the country you are exporting to. ASA does not have information on export requirements.

Accreditation and Certification are regularly used interchangeably. However, in the conformity assessment industry both terms have very specific meanings. In layman’s terms accreditation can be described as “certifying the certifiers”. Conformity assessment bodies (CABs), more widely known as Certification Bodies, are accredited after they successfully undergo a process of assessment by an accreditation body like ASA, to ensure they meet international standards that among other things assess the body’s impartiality and competence. Certification is undertaken by an accredited CAB and is a process by which an independent and competent third party certifies that a product, system or person, conforms to specific requirements.

Accreditation and Certification are regularly used interchangeably. However, in the conformity assessment industry both terms have very specific meanings. In layman’s terms accreditation can be described as “certifying the certifiers”. Conformity assessment bodies (CABs), more widely known as Certification Bodies, are accredited after they successfully undergo a process of assessment by an accreditation body like ASA, to ensure they meet international standards that among other things assess the body’s impartiality and competence. Certification is undertaken by an accredited CAB and is a process by which an independent and competent third party certifies that a product, system or person, conforms to specific requirements.

Please see in Information for Certification or Inspection Bodies on “How to become accredited” .

 

 

Please see in Information for Certification or Inspection Bodies on “How to become accredited” .

 

 

Product testing is usually undertaken by test laboratories. An Internet search for AIS approved test laboratories for your product should produce a list of testing laboratories.

 

 

Product testing is usually undertaken by test laboratories. An Internet search for AIS approved test laboratories for your product should produce a list of testing laboratories

Information on organizations certified by AIS accredited bodies is available from the Certified Organization Search within the AIS Register.

Search tips
Enter the first few letters of the organization name into the Organization search box. This should generate a list of organizations that match those criteria.
If you get too many results increase the number of letters of the organization name.
If your result is unsuccessful check the spelling of the organization’s name, enter fewer letters, or if the organization has more than one word in its name (i.e. ”ABC Export”) enter a few letters of the second word (i.e. "Export").

If you are unable to locate the organization you should contact the Certification Body who certified the organization.

rate a list of organizations that match those criteria.
If you get too many results increase the number of letters of the organization name.
If your result is unsuccessful check the spelling of the organization’s name, enter fewer letters, or if the organization has more than one word in its name (i.e. ”ABC Export”) enter a few letters of the second word (i.e. "Export").

If you are unable to locate the organization you should contact the Certification Body who certified the organization.

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