The ways in which the accredited body ensures compliance with the certification body (CB, also known as the registrar) to the requirements of international procedures.


ABIS conducts office research and experimental research for CBs seeking accreditation.

The office inspection is a systematic and independent assessment of the CB facility to determine whether its certification system has been implemented and continues to be used successfully.

Proven audits are the audit of the CB audit team that conducts certification (i.e., evaluation of organizational management systems in line with applicable requirements). The aim is to assess the strengths of the CB audit team, compliance with international research requirements, knowledge of applicable standards, and more.


Used to ensure compliance of the organization's management plans to a standard or other standard. And it is sometimes called registration.

 Certification body (CB)

A third-party company contracted to assess compliance with the organisation's management plans and requirements of the relevant standards and to issue a certificate of compliance where applicable. Also known as a registrar.

  Conformity assessment

Responsibilities involved in determining whether the relevant requirements of a standard or regulation are met. Provides ways to ensure that products, services, or systems produced or used have the required features, and that these features are the same from product to product, service to service, or system to system.

 International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

A network of national standards centers of 156 countries, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, overseeing the program. ISO standards contribute to the development, production and supply of products and services that are efficient, safe and clean.

 ISO 9001

A world-class standard of quality management - performed by an organization to meet customer quality requirements and effective regulatory requirements, while aiming to promote customer satisfaction and achieve continuous improvement in its performance to achieve these goals.

  ISO 14001

Global standard of environmental management - what an organization is doing to reduce the harmful effects on the environment created by its activities and to achieve the sustainable development of its environmental performance.

  Management systems

An organizational structure that governs its processes that alters material inputs to a product or service that meets the organisation's objectives, such as meeting customer quality requirements, compliance, or meeting environmental objectives.

 Management systems standards

Unlike most ISO standards, which are specific to a specific product, device, or process, these standards apply to standard management systems. Standards can be applied to any organization, large or small, to any product or service, in any field of activity.

 ISO 9001

Specifies the requirements for quality management systems (QMS).

 AS9100, AS 9110

Specifies the requirements for ISO 9001 systems based on quality management in the aerospace industry.

  TL 9000

Specifies the requirements for ISO 9001 systems for quality management in the telecommunications industry.

  ISO/IEC 13485

Specifies the requirements for ISO 9001-based quality management systems for medical device manufacturers.

  ISO 14001

Specifies the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS).

 RC 14001

Specifies requirements based on ISO-14001 and the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® program for the chemical industry.


Specifies the requirements for the management plans of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care®.

 Sustainable Forestry Initiative

It sets out the requirements for the Sustainable Forestry Board.

 ISO/IEC 22000

Specifies the requirements for food management systems.

 ISO/IEC 27001

Specifies the requirements for security information management systems.


Specifies the requirements for the Performance Standard of the Recycling Industry.


See certification body (CB).