IAS offers accreditation of organizations that certify personnel based on their professional
competency. The IAS program is based on ISO/IEC Standard 17024 General requirements for
bodies operating certification of persons. IAS’ international scope and perspective tailors its
accreditation programs to serve national and international needs of governmental regulatory
bodies and diverse industries concerned with personnel competency using uniform standards
and best practices.
IAS operates accreditation programs under internationally recognized protocols that comply
with ISO/IEC Standard 17011 Conformity Assessment – General requirements for accreditation
bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies. As a full member and signatory to the
multilateral recognition arrangements (MLAs) of the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation and the
International Accreditation Forum, IAS can assure international recognition of its accreditations.
The criteria used to assess personnel certification bodies pursuing accreditation is IAS
Accreditation Criteria for Personnel Certification Bodies (AC474).