IAF MLA . Multilateral Recognition AGREEMENT

The accreditation body and members of the IAF Regional Accreditation Team may participate in the IAF MLA only after the peer review team has carried out the most rigorous assessment of their performance to ensure that the member registered in full compliance with both international standards and IAF requirements. Once an accreditation body is a member of the IAF MLA, it shall acknowledge, to the extent appropriate, certificates issued by conformity assessment bodies recognized by all other signatories of the IAF MLA.

The IAF MLA consists of five levels, where levels 2 and 3 are the main ranges and levels 4 and 5 are the sub ranges.

The IAF MLA is largely based on the MLAs of accredited Regional Accreditation Groups such as the European Association for Accreditation (EA), the Asia Pacific Accreditation Association (APAC) and the Inter-American Accreditation Association. (IAAC), because it is these groups that do most of the peer assessment, not the IAF.

To give credit to the work of accredited Regional Accreditation Groups, the IAF evaluates and accepts the process and results of their MLA against key areas such as ISO/IEC 17021-1 (Management systems ) and ISO/IEC 17065 (Products) and related sub-scopes.

Accredited Regional Accreditation Teams are reviewed by the IAF every four years. Membership of an IAF MLA is recognized as having satisfied membership of any MLA of the Accredited Regional Accreditation Group, in the recognized sub-categories.

The IAF is encouraging more accreditation bodies and Regional Accreditation Team members to join the MLA once they have passed a rigorous review process to ensure that their accreditation programs meet the standards. international. As a result of participation in the IAF MLA, conformity assessment certificates issued in sub-fields of the IAF MLA by conformity assessment bodies recognized by the IAF MLA signatory body will be recognized within the IAF MLA. IAF programs worldwide.

Purpose of the MLA
The purpose of the IAF Multilateral Accreditation Agreement (MLA) is to ensure mutual recognition of accredited certification among MLA signatories and subsequent acceptance of accredited certification in multiple markets. based on a recognition.

Accreditation certificates issued by IAF MLA signatories are recognized worldwide based on their equivalent accreditation schemes, thereby reducing costs and adding value to businesses and consumers .

IAF accreditation body members are only allowed to participate in the MLA after being rigorously assessed by a peer review team of their performance.

With strategic goals in mind, the IAF is committed to enhancing the transparency of the peer review process and its outcomes. The IAF and accreditation body members need to invest considerable effort and resources to maintain the integrity and consistency of the MLA through the peer review process.

Mark MLA

The IAF MLA Mark may be used by accreditation bodies to demonstrate their status as a signatory to the IAF MLA.

Accredited certification bodies may also use the IAF-MLA Mark in conjunction with the accreditation symbol for use on their certificates.

Enterprises applying for certification will be able to see if the certification body is accredited by an accreditation body that is a signatory to the IAF MLA.

The use of the MLA Mark by accreditation bodies and conformity assessment bodies is optional and therefore certificates from accredited certification bodies may or may not have the MLA Mark.

Limit

Currently, there are five main areas of the IAF MLA: Management System Certification, Product Certification, People Certification, Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification, and Validation and Accreditation.

The sub-scopes are divided into two categories (Level 4 and Level 5),

The IAF has confirmed the following subscales:
Management System Certification:

  1. Level 4: ISO/TS 22003 Food safety management systems– Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems
    Cấp 5: ISO 22000 Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain
  2. Level 4: ISO/IEC 27006 Information technology – Security techniques – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems
    Level 5: ISO/IEC 27001 Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Requirements
  3. Level 4: ISO/IEC 17021-2 Conformity Assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems – Part 2: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems
    Level 5: ISO 14001 Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use
  4. Level 4: ISO/IEC 17021-3 Conformity Assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems – Part 3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems
    Level 5: ISO 9001 Quality management systems – Requirements
  5. Cấp 4: ISO 50003 Energy management systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems
    Level 5: ISO 50001 Energy management systems — Requirements with guidance for use
  6. Level 4: n.a.
    Level 5: ISO 13485 Medical devices – Quality management systems – Requirements for regulatory purposes
  7. Level 4: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10 Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems — Part 10: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of occupational health and safety management systems
    Level 5: ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems — Requirements with guidance for use
  1. Level 4: ISO/TS 22003 Food safety management systems– Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety
    management systems, FAMI-QS Rules for Certification Bodies
    Level 5: FAMI-QS Certification Scheme Code
  2. Level 4: ISO/TS 22003 Food safety management systems– Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems, FSSC 22000 Scheme Part 3 – Requirements for the Certification Process, FSSC 22000 Scheme Part 4 – Requirements for Certification Bodies
    Level 5: FSSC 22000 Scheme Part 2 – Requirements for organizations to be audited

Product Certification:

  1. Level 4: GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) General Regulations
    Level 5: GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Control Points and Compliance Criteria

Human Certification:

  1. Level 4: n.a.
    Level 5: IPC Management System Auditors Certification Scheme

Greenhouse gas inspection and testing:

  1. Level 4: ICAO CORSIA Environmental Technical Manual – Volume IV, ISO 14064-3 Greenhouse gases – Part 3: Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions, ISO 14066:2011 Greenhouse gases – Competence requirements for greenhouse gas validation teams and verification teams
    Level 5: ICAO CORSIA SARPs – Annex 16 Volume IV

Primary scope means that the certificate is ‘equally reliable’ because conformity assessment bodies all adhere to the same standards.

Sub-scope means that the certificates are ‘equivalent’ because the management system, product, service or people all conform to the same standard.

REGIONAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT GROUPS

Economy: Africa
Organization: African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC)
Contact: African Accreditation Cooperation
Libertas Office Park
cnr Libertas and Highway street
Equestria, Pretoria
0184
South AfricaTelephone: +27 12 740 8539
Email: yolandav@sanas.co.za
Website: http://www.intra-afrac.com

IAF MLA

Main scope

Management System Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1

Sub range

Level 4

MS: ISO/TS 22003 – 06 Sep 2018
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-3 – 11 May 2018
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-2 – 11 May 2018
MS: ISO 50003 – 08 Jan 2020
MS: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10 – 08 Jan 2020

Level 5

MS: ISO 22000 (FSMS) – 06 Sep 2018
MS: ISO 9001 (QMS) – 11 May 2018
MS: ISO 14001 (EMS) – 11 May 2018
MS: ISO 50001 (EnMS) – 08 Jan 2020
MS: ISO 45001 (OH&SMS) – 08 Jan 2020

Economy: Americas
Organization: Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC)  
Contact: Inter American Accreditation Cooperation
Mariano Escobedo 564
Colonia Anzures
11590 Mexico, D.F.
Mexico

Telephone: +1 336 782 3808
Email: secretariat@iaac.org.mx
Website: http://www.iaac.org.mx

IAF MLA

Main scope

Product Certification – ISO/IEC 17065 – May 5, 2011
Management System Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1

Sub range

Level 4

Product: GlobalG.A.P. IFA General Regulations – 22 May 2014
MS: ISO/TS 22003 – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-3 – 12 Nov 2006
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-2 – 05 May 2011
MS: ISO/IEC 27006 – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO 50003 – 18 Feb 2019
MS: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10 – 27 Oct 2020

Level 5

Product: GlobalG.A.P. IFA CPCCs – 22 May 2014
MS: ISO 22000 (FSMS) – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO 9001 (QMS) – 12 Nov 2006
MS: ISO 14001 (EMS) – 05 May 2011
MS: ISO/IEC 27001 (ISMS) – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO 13485 (MDMS) – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO 50001 (EnMS) – 18 Feb 2019
MS: ISO 45001 (OH&SMS) – 27 Oct 2020

Economy: Arab Region
Organization: ARAB Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC)
Contact: Arab Accreditation Cooperation
Khatauat Junction on France Street
P.O. Box 8019
Rabat
Morocco

Telephone: +212 537 274 548, +212 537 274 500
Facsimile: +212 537 772 188
Email: secretariat@arabarac.org
Website: http://arac-accreditation.org

IAF MLA

Main scope

Management System Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1

Sub range

Level 4

MS: ISO/TS 22003 – 25 Oct 2017
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-3 – 25 Oct 2017
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-2 – 25 Oct 2017

Level 5

MS: ISO 22000 (FSMS) – 25 Oct 2017
MS: ISO 9001 (QMS) – 25 Oct 2017
MS: ISO 14001 (EMS) – 25 Oct 2017

Economy: Europe
Organization: European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) 
Contact: European co-operation for Accreditation
75 avenue Parmentier
75544 Paris Cedex 11
France

Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 21 24 62
Facsimile: +33 (0)1 40 21 24 00
Email: andreas.steinhorst@european-accreditation.org
Website: http://www.european-accreditation.org

IAF MLA

Main scope

Product Certification – ISO/IEC 17065 – Oct 9, 2004
Management System Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1
Certification of People – ISO/IEC 17024 – Oct 20, 2016
Validation and Verification – ISO 14065 – 11 May 2018

Sub range

Level 4

Product: GlobalG.A.P. IFA General Regulations – 22 May 2014
MS: ISO/TS 22003 – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO/TS 22003, FAMI-QS Rules for CBs – 04 Oct 2018
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-3 – 22 Jan 1998
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-2 – 09 Oct 2004
MS: ISO/IEC 27006 – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO 50003 – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10 – 05 Feb 2020

Level 5

Product: GlobalG.A.P. IFA CPCCs – 22 May 2014
MS: ISO 22000 (FSMS) – 05 Apr 2018
MS: FAMI-QS Certification Scheme Code – 04 Oct 2018
MS: ISO 9001 (QMS) – 22 Jan 1998
MS: ISO 14001 (EMS) – 09 Oct 2004
MS: ISO/IEC 27001 (ISMS) – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO 13485 (MDMS) – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO 50001 (EnMS) – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO 45001 (OH&SMS) – 05 Feb 2020
Personnel: IPC-PL-11-006 – 04 Oct 2018

Economy: Pacific
Organization: Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation Incorporated (APAC)
Contact: Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation Incorporated
PO Box 5154
South Turramurra
NSW 2074
Australia

Telephone: +61 466 262 372
Email: secretariat@apac-accreditation.org
Website: https://www.apac-accreditation.org

IAF MLA

Main scope

Product Certification – ISO/IEC 17065 – Oct 9, 2004
Management System Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1
Certification of People – ISO/IEC 17024 – Oct 26, 2018
Validation and Verification – ISO 14065 – Oct 26, 2018

Sub range

Level 4

Product: GlobalG.A.P. IFA General Regulations – 22 May 2014
MS: ISO/TS 22003 – 30 Sep 2015
MS: ISO/TS 22003, FAMI-QS Rules for CBs – 02 Apr 2020
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-3 – 29 Sep 1999
MS: ISO/IEC 17021-2 – 09 Oct 2004
MS: ISO/IEC 27006 – 30 Sep 2015
MS: ISO 50003 – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10 – 20 May 2020
VV: ICAO CORSIA ETM Vol IV, ISO 14064-3, ISO 14066 – 28 Jan 2021

Level 5

Product: GlobalG.A.P. IFA CPCCs – 22 May 2014
MS: ISO 22000 (FSMS) – 30 Sep 2015
MS: FAMI-QS Certification Scheme Code – 02 Apr 2020
MS: ISO 9001 (QMS) – 29 Sep 1999
MS: ISO 14001 (EMS) – 09 Oct 2004
MS: ISO/IEC 27001 (ISMS) – 30 Sep 2015
MS: ISO 13485 (MDMS) – 21 Jun 2019
MS: ISO 50001 (EnMS) – 05 Apr 2018
MS: ISO 45001 (OH&SMS) – 20 May 2020
Personnel: IPC-PL-11-006 – 25 Mar 2020
VV: ICAO CORSIA SARPs Annex 16 Volume IV – 28 Jan 2021

Economy: Southern Africa
Organization: Southern African Development Community Cooperation in Accreditation (SADCA) 
Contact: Southern African Development Community Cooperation in Accreditation
Libertas Office Park
cnr Libertas and Highway street
Equestria, Pretoria
0184
South Africa

Telephone: +27 12 740 8537
Email: fikiles@sanas.co.za
Website: http://www.sadca.org

IAF MLA

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