|SECTOR 1 - General and Service Standards||TC 20 - Conformity Assessment|
|Secretory: Milagrosa Mondlane|
|Chairperson: Phillip Mndawe|
Conformity assessment is an area of standards development that covers activities used to ensure products, processes, services, persons, systems and bodies meet specified requirements. These activities can include testing, inspection, evaluation, examination, auditing, assessment, declaration, certification, accreditation, peer assessment, verification and validation.
ISO/IEC 17020:2012 specifies requirements for the competence of bodies performing inspection and for the impartiality and consistency of their inspection activities. It applies to inspection bodies of type A, B or C, as defined in ISO/IEC 17020:2012, and it applies to any stage of inspection. ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 contains principles and requirements for the competence, consistency and impartiality of bodies providing audit and certification of all types of management systems.
Certification bodies operating to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 do not need to offer all types of management system certification. Certification of management systems is a third-party conformity assessment activity and bodies performing this activity are therefore third-party conformity assessment bodies.
|Title of standards||Stage||Reference standard||ICS classification|
|Conformity assessment —Requirements for Bodies providing audit and certification of management systems —Part 1:Requirements||08.00||ISO IEC 17021-1: 2015||03.120.20|
|Conformity assessment —Requirements for Bodies providing audit and certification of management systems Part 2: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems||08.00||ISO IEC 17021-2 : 2016||03.120.20|
|Conformity assessment —Requirements for Bodies providing audit and certification of management systems Part 3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems||08.00||ISO IEC 17021-3: 2017||03.120.20|
|Conformity assessment — Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection||08.00||ISO IEC 17020: 2012||03.120.20|
|Conformity assessment — General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies||08.00||ISO IEC 17011: 2017||03.120.20|
|Guidelines for the design , operation, assessment and accreditation of food import and export inspection and certification systems||08.00||CAC/GL 26-1997||N/A|
|Title of draft standards||Stage||Reference standard||ICS classification|