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Accreditation Process

Accreditation is granted to conformity assessment service providers who have demonstrated that they fully meet the requirements of the relevant international standards.

Route to Accreditation

SADCAS accreditation is achieved through five stages:

Application and Document Review

  • Completion of application form
  • All applications accompanied by Quality Manual
  • SADCAS undertakes completeness check of application documents
  • SADCAS undertakes applicant’s documents review.

Pre-assessment

  •  Optional stage designed to assess organization’s readiness for a full assessment

Initial Assessment

  • Conducted on site by a SADCAS Assessment Team
  • Covers all aspects of organization’s scope of application
  • Accreditation decisions made by the SADCAS Accreditation Approvals Committee
  • Accreditation certificate valid for 5 years

Periodic On-site Assessment

  • Undertaken after organization has obtained accreditation
  • Accreditation confirmed on an annual basis by periodic on-site assessment visits

Re-assessment

  • Re-assessment conducted at least 6 months prior to the end of the accreditation cycle of 5 years

Training Services

SADCAS offers training on accreditation related courses.

News

09 Sep

The Southern African Development Community Cooperation in Accreditation (SADCA) has published its 4th strategic plan. The strategic plan...

06 Sep

SADCAS is proud to announce the accreditation of the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) - Certification Services in the scope of...

05 Sep

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDEC), Tanzania engaged the Southern African Development...

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To file a complaint against SADCAS you can fill out an electronic complaint form by clicking the learn more button on the right. 

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