Accreditation is the formal recognition that an organization is competent to perform specific processes, activities, or tasks (which are detailed in a scope of accreditation) in a reliable credible and accurate manner.  The provision of accreditation must:

  • be objective, transparent and effective;
  • use highly professional competent assessors and technical experts in all relevant fields;
  • use assessors (and subcontractors) that are reliable, ethical and competent in both accreditation processes and the relevant technical fields.

Accreditation delivers confidence in certificates and conformity statements. It underpins the quality of results by ensuring their traceability, comparability, validity and commutability.

» The Accreditation Process

Accreditation is an on-going business process rather than a one-off achievement.

If an organization wishes to be accredited by UKB and is operating in an area in which we have existing expertise, we will carry out an assessment to establish that:

  • the evaluator is impartial;
  • the evaluator is technically competent to do the work in question;
  • the resources and facilities are appropriate and sufficient for the work;
  • the evaluator’s actual performance is to the required standard;
  • the evaluator is capable of sustaining the required level of performance.
The Route To Accreditation

This section provides a step-by-step guide through the key steps of the accreditation process. You will be able to access the documents and supporting information you need at each stage of your application, as well as access information about potential costs and timescales. It also includes information on how to maintain your accreditation status, extend your scope, and advice on how to get the most value from your accreditation.