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What is Accreditation?
Who Seeks Accreditation?
Why Accreditation Matters?
What is the Accreditation Process?

Accreditation Process

The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS) offers accreditation programmes for testing and calibration laboratories, certification bodies (management systems/product/personnel) and inspection bodies.

Accreditation is granted to conformity assessment service providers who have demonstrated that they fully meet the requirements of the relevant international standards. Accreditation is achieved through the following five stages:

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 applicant’s documents review


Optional stage designed to assess organization’s readiness for a full 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 Decisions Committee


Undertaken after organization has obtained accreditation
Accreditation confirmed on an annual basis by surveillance visits


Full assessment conducted every fifth year

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