Accreditation Information / What is an Accreditation
Webster defines accreditation as "to give trust or confidence to: to vouch for; to recommend; to furnish with credentials, as an envoy or ambassador"
According to ISO17011:2004 Accreditation means: Third–party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific assessment tasks.
SAFL accreditation of the Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) and Further Training / Educational Institutions conveys formal demonstration to carry out specific certification, inspection, registration verification/validation, assessment, testing, calibration and Training/Educational activities. This independent assessment and recognition of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) and Further Training / Educational Institutions may allow the accredited organizations tests, inspection reports and certificates to be recognized as equivalent to organizations in other countries.