Product Certification Agencies (PCA)

IAS-accredited certification agencies demonstrate to the marketplace and to regulators that

their certification practices, including testing, inspection, product surveillance and product

labeling, have been properly evaluated and are under a program of continual monitoring by an

internationally recognized accreditation body. Testing and inspection are the mainstays of

product certification. IAS’s 30+ years of experience in accrediting competent laboratories and

inspection agencies guarantees you an experienced team of professionals to help guide you

through the accreditation process.

IAS accredits product certification agencies under ISO/IEC Guide 65, General Requirements for

Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems.

The criteria used to assess product certification agencies pursuing accreditation is IAS

Accreditation Criteria for Product Certification Agencies (AC370).