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AFRAC International Recognition News Release

22 May 2018: AFRAC (African Region Accreditation Cooperation) has today achieved recognition status to the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Multi-Lateral Arrangement (MLA). This comes after a rigorous joint IAF/ILAC evaluation of AFRAC and endorsement of the following recommendations by the IAF MLA Committee and the ILAC Arrangement Council:

  • AFRAC be accepted as an IAF MLA member for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies for :
    • Management Systems (ISO/IEC 17021-1: For sub-scopes Quality Management Systems (QMS) and
    • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)


  • Recognition of the AFRAC MRA to the ILAC MRA be granted for the following accreditation programs :
    • Calibration (ISO/IEC 17025)
    • Testing (ISO/IEC 17025)
    • Medical Testing (ISO 15189)
    • Inspection (ISO/IEC 17020)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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