What does accreditation mean?
third-party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks (ISO/IEC 17000: 2005, art. 5.6).
Who is an accreditation body?
an authoritative body that performs accreditation. The authority of an accreditation body is generally derived from the government. In the Slovak Republic, the national accreditation body is the Slovak National Accreditation Service (SNAS).
Who is an conformity assessment body?
a body that performs conformity assessment services (ISO/IEC 17000: 2004, art. 2.5). A body that performs conformity assessment activities including calibration, testing, certification and inspection. (Regulation EP No. 765/2008, art. 2.13)
Who is an certification body?
othird-party conformity assessment body operating certification schemesy (ISO/IEC 17065: 2012, art. 3.12). The certification body is typically is typically the owner of a certification scheme.
Who is the owner of the certification scheme?
vthe certification scheme owner is the organization responsible for its development and maintenance; in the case of certification of cyber security auditors, the owner of certification scheme is NSA
What does certification mean?
third-party attestation related to products, processes, systems or persons. (ISO/IEC 17000: 2005, art. 5.5). this is the procedure whereby an accredited conformity assessment body provides written assurance that a product, process, service, system, or person is in compliance with specific requirements. Certification is applicable to all objects of conformity assessment except for conformity assessment bodies themselves, to which accreditation is applicable.
What can be certified?
to certify, i.e. to assess compliance with specific requirements is possible for management systems (according to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015), for persons (according to ISO/IEC 17024: 2012) and for products, processes and services (according to ISO/IEC 17065: 2012).
What does certificate mean?
document issued by a certification body under the provisions of this International Standard, indicating that the named person has fulfilled the certification requirements (ISO/IEC 17024: 2005, art. 3.5).
What does certification scheme mean?
competence and other requirements related to specific occupational or skilled categories of persons. (ISO/IEC 17024: 2005, art. 3.2).
What does certification process mean?
certification process: activities by which a certification body determines that a person fulfils certification requirements, including application, assessment, decision on certification, recertification and use of certificates and logos/marks (ISO/IEC 17024: 2005, art. 3.1).