21 Jan

What is the difference between accreditation and certification?

Accreditation: Accreditation is the formal recognition by an accreditation authority of the technical and organisational competence of a conformity assessment body to carry out a specific service in accordance to the standards and technical regulations as described in their scope of accreditation.

Certification: Certification is the procedure by which a third party gives written assurance that a product, process, system or person conforms to specified requirements.