IAF updates

IAF response to COVID-19

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cause safety concerns and travel restrictions worldwide, IAF is committed to ensuring consistent and appropriate action to confirm that accredited certificates remain valid.

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about conformity assessment activities during this period, including the application of IAF ID3:2011 Informative Document For Management of Extraordinary Events or Circumstances Affecting ABs, CABs and Certified Organizations and IAF MD 4 IAF Mandatory Document for the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes, is available at https://iaffaq.com/.

These FAQs build upon an initial statement issued by IAF following early travel restrictions, and a joint IAF and ILAC statement relating to how peer evaluations and the transition to ISO/IEC 17011:2017 can be consistently managed.

IAF’s main priority during this challenging time is supporting IAF Accreditation Body (AB) Members, the Certification Bodies (CBs) they accredit, and certified organizations. We will continue working to support the health and safety of AB and CB staff while ensuring robust accredited certification and certified organizations being served in the best way possible.

Details of your local IAF member contacts can be found on the IAF website.

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