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Status Date Reference Description
revised 2018-11-30 EA-INF/01 List of EA Publications and International Documents READ MORE
revised 2018-11-30 EA-INF/02 Contact Persons of EA Full and Associate Members, Recognized Stakeholders and Observers READ MORE
new 2018-11-30 EA-4/22 G EA Guidance on Accreditation of Pesticide Residues Analysis in Food and Feed READ MORE
revised 2018-10-05 EA-INF/03 EA Multilateral and Bilateral Agreements, and Signatory Lists READ MORE
revised 2018-08-09 EA-INF/16 List of most common acronyms and abbreviations used in EA READ MORE
revised 2018-08-06 EA-1/17 S5 A-AB EA supplement 5 to EA-1/17, EA rules of procedure - levying of membership fees READ MORE
normal 2018-07-04 IAF MD 4 M Use of computer assisted Auditing Techniques ("CAAT") for Accredited Certification of management systems READ MORE
revised 2018-06-08 EA-INF/11 Scope of the EA MLA and the application of an EA MLA signatory to join the IAF MLA for a specific mainscope/sub-scope and/or the ILAC MRA for a specific activity READ MORE
revised 2018-05-20 EA-2/02 EA Procedure for the evaluation of a National Accreditation Body READ MORE
normal 2018-05-08 IAF MD 23 Control of Entities Operating on Behalf of Accredited Management Systems Certification Bodies READ MORE
revised 2018-04-23 EA-1/17 S3 A EA suplement 3 to EA-1/17, EA rules of procedure - complaint and appeal procedures READ MORE
new 2018-03-01 EA-4/21 INF Guidelines for the assessment of the appropriateness of small interlaboratory comparisons within the process of laboratory accreditation READ MORE
normal 2018-01-29 IAF MD 1 M Certification of multiple sites based on sampling READ MORE
normal 2018-01-25 IAF MD 22 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for theCertification of Occupational Health andSafety Management Systems (OH&SMS) READ MORE
normal 2018-01-18 IAF MD 21 Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007 READ MORE
normal 2018-01-01 IAF/ILAC A1 IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual RecognitionArrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of a Regional Group. READ MORE
normal 2018-01-01 IAF/ILAC A2 IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual RecognitionArrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of aSingle Accreditation Body. READ MORE
normal 2018-01-01 IAF/ILAC A3 IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Template report for the peer evaluation of an Accreditation Body (AB) based on ISO/IEC 17011:2017. READ MORE
normal 2017-11-22 EA-1/06 A-AB EA multilateral agreement - Criteria for signing - Policy and procedures for development READ MORE
normal 2017-07-11 EA-0/08 Procedure for management reviews READ MORE
normal 2017-06-15 IAF MD 2 M Transfer of accredited certification of management system READ MORE
normal 2017-06-15 EA-1/17 A EA rules of procedures READ MORE
normal 2017-06-09 IAF MD 9 M Application of ISO/IEC 17021 in medical devices QMS (ISO 13485) READ MORE
normal 2017-06-09 IAF MD 8 M Application of ISO/IEC 17011 in medical devices QMS (ISO 13485) READ MORE
normal 2017-06-13 ILAC-P4 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement: Policy and Management READ MORE
normal 2017-06-01 ILAC-P5 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement: Scope and Obligations READ MORE
normal 2017-05-24 EA-1/14 A Procedure for development and approval of EA documents and the adoption of ILAC/IAF documents READ MORE
normal 2017-05-24 EA-1/17 S4 A + AB EA supplement 4 to EA-1/17, EA rules of procedure - proxy procedure READ MORE
normal 2017-05-24 EA-0/07 EA Procedure for application for EA membership and application form READ MORE
normal 2017-05-14 EA-7/04 M Legal Compliance as a part of accredited ISO 14001:2015 certification READ MORE
normal 2017-04-01 EA-INF/15 Joint EA - EDQM Communication regarding Cooperation when carrying out (joint) audits/assessments in Official Medicines Control Laboratories READ MORE
normal 2017-02-14 EA 4/09 G Evaluation of the Uncertainty of Measurement in Calibration READ MORE
normal 2017-01-01 EA-INF/08 A Briefing for Government and Regulators READ MORE
normal 2016-11-28 EA-2/17 M EA Document on Accreditation for Notification purposes READ MORE
normal 2016-11-08 EA-1/22 A EA Procedure and Criteria for the Evaluation of Conformity Assessment Schemes by EA Accreditation Body Members READ MORE
normal 2016-10-01 ILAC-R4 Use of the ILAC logo and tagline READ MORE
normal 2016-07-01 ILAC P15 Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies READ MORE
normal 2016-06-01 EA-INF/04 Rev05 Statement on acceptance and recognition of activities under the EA MLA READ MORE
normal 2016-05-30 EA-1/20 S1 A-AB Supplement 1 to EA-1/20, Terms and Conditions for Financial Compensation from the Operating Grant to an EA Member Accreditation Body READ MORE
normal 2016-05-26 EA-1/13 A EA's relationship with accreditation bodies of countries not being members of the EU or EFTA READ MORE
normal 2016-05-26 EA-1/20 A EA Procedure for the control of expenditures and preparation of budgets (previously EA-0/05) READ MORE
normal 2016-05-25 IAF MD 20 Generic Competence for AB Assessors READ MORE
normal 2016-05-11 IAF ML 2 M General principles for use of the IAF MLA mark READ MORE
normal 2016-05-11 IAF ML 4 Policies and Procedures for a MLA on the Level of Single Accreditation Bodies and on the Level of Regional Accreditation Groups READ MORE
normal 2015-05-14 EA-1/19 A - AB Rules for use of EA logo and Graphic Specification (previously EA-0/01) READ MORE
normal 2016-04-12 IAF PL 8 Rules for the Use of the IAF Logo READ MORE
normal 2016-02-26 IAF PL 6 M Memorandum of Understanding READ MORE
normal 2018-10-13 Articles of Association Unofficial English translation of the articles defining EA as an association. READ MORE
normal 2016-01-08 IAF ML 1 M Procedure for exchange of documentation among IAF MLA accreditation bodies READ MORE
normal 2018-10-13 IAF MD 12 Assessment of Certification Activities for Cross Frontier Accreditation READ MORE
normal 2015-12-01 EA-5/02 INF Rev2 EA Guidance on the Application ofISO/IEC 17020 in Periodic Inspection of the Roadworthiness of Motor Vehiclesand their Trailers READ MORE
normal 2015-10-16 EA-2/18 INF Guidelines for Accreditation Bodies on the content of the scopes of accreditation for proficiency testing providers READ MORE
normal 2015-10-01 EA-0/09 Procedure for internal audit READ MORE
normal 2015-10-01 EA-INF/14 Communication with EC and its DGs READ MORE
normal 2015-09-01 EA-INF/13 The Assessment and Accreditation of Opinions and Interpretations using ISO/IEC 17025:2005 READ MORE
normal 2015-06-09 IAF MD 5 M Duration of QMS and EMS audits READ MORE
normal 2015-05-26 EA-0/12 Guidelines for implementation of EA Projects READ MORE
normal 2015-05-21 EA-4/15 G Accreditation for bodies performing non-destructive testing READ MORE
normal 2015-05-01 EA-4/20 G Guidance for the Assessment of Laboratories against EN ISO 15189 and 22870 READ MORE
normal 2015-05-01 ILAC - R7 M Rules for the use of the ILAC MRA mark READ MORE
normal 2015-05-13 EA-0/00 EA management system READ MORE
normal 2015-01-19 IAF MD 13 Knowledge Requirements for Accreditation Body Personnel for Information Security Management Systems (ISO/IAC 27001) READ MORE
normal 2015-01-19 IAF MD 16 Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditaion of Food Safety Management System (FMS) Certification Bodies READ MORE
normal 2015-01-09 IAF MD 17 Witness Activities for the Accreditation of Management System Certification Bodies READ MORE
normal 2015-01-08 IAF MD 18 Application of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 in the Service Management Sector (ISO/IEC 20000-1) READ MORE
normal 2014-08-25 EA-1/15 A EA policy for relations with stakeholders READ MORE
normal 2014-07-14 IAF MD 15 IAF Mandatory Document for the Collection of Data to Provide Indicators of Management System Certification Bodies' Performance READ MORE
normal 2014-06-17 EA-1/17 S1 A - AB Criteria for membership READ MORE
normal 2014-06-09 IAF MD 14 Application of ISO/IEC 17011 in greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification (ISO 14065:2013) READ MORE
normal 2014-06-01 ILAC P9 M ILAC policy for participation in national and international proficiency testing activities READ MORE
normal 2014-03-23 IAF MD 6 M Application of ISO 14065: 2007 READ MORE
normal 2014-01-01 EA-INF/09 EA Guide on the Publication of Data on Accredited Verifiers READ MORE
normal 2014-01-01 EA-INF/10 EA Guide on the Content of the Accreditation Certificate for Verifiers READ MORE
normal 2013-12-16 IAF MD 11 M IAF Mandatory Document for the Audit of Integrated Management Systems READ MORE
normal 2013-11-19 EA-6/03 M rev04 EA document for recognition of verifiers under EU ETS Directive READ MORE
normal 2013-11-01 IAF/ILAC A5 M IAF/ILAC Multi-lateral mutual recognition arrangements: application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 READ MORE
normal 2013-10-18 EA-4/02 M Evaluation of the Uncertainty of Measurement in Calibration READ MORE
normal 2013-08-01 EA-2/13 S1 M Interpretation of Terminology in Clause 5.1 of EA-2.13 READ MORE
normal 2013-06-18 EA-6/02 M rev02 EA guidelines on the use of EN 45011 and ISO/IEC 17021 for Certification to EN ISO 3834 READ MORE
normal 2013-06-01 EA-3/12 M EA Policy for Accreditation of Organic Production Certification READ MORE
normal 2013-02-11 IAF MD 10 IAF Mandatory Document for Assessment of Certification Body Management ofCompetence in Accordance with ISO/IEC 17021:2011 READ MORE
normal 2013-01-01 ILAC P10 M ILAC policy on traceability of measurement results READ MORE
normal 2013-01-01 ILAC - P14 M ILAC Policy for uncertainty in calibration READ MORE
normal 2012-12-01 EA-3/01 M EA conditions for the use of accreditation symbols, text reference to accreditation and Reference to EA MLA signatory status READ MORE
normal 2012-12-01 ILAC - P8 M ILAC mutual recognition arrangement: supplementary requirements and guidelines for the use of accreditation symbols and for claims of accreditation status by accredited laboratories READ MORE
normal 2012-10-15 IAF ML 3 M Procedure on responding to inquiries on multilateral recognition arrangement (MLA) signatory equivalence READ MORE
normal 2012-10-06 EA-2/13 M EA Cross Border Accreditation Policy and Procedure for Cross Border Cooperation between EA Members. (The transition period of implementation for this document ends 31.12.2014 for all cross border activities that already exist.) READ MORE
normal 2012-09-01 ILAC G21 M Cross frontier accreditation - principles for avoiding duplication READ MORE
normal 2012-09-13 EA-0/02 Procedure for Document Control READ MORE
normal 2012-09-01 EA-0/10 Procedure for EA meetings READ MORE
normal 2012-08-01 ILAC G3 G Guidelines for Training Courses for Assessors Used by Accreditation Bodies READ MORE
normal 2011-07-09 EA-6/04 M EA guidelines on the accreditation of certification of primary sector products by means of sampling of sites READ MORE
normal 2011-06-01 EA-INF/07 rev01 Accreditation Body - Communication with National Regulators - Best Practice Guide READ MORE
normal 2010-10-01 ILAC P13 M Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the accreditation of proficiency testing providers READ MORE
normal 2010-09-15 IAF MD 7 M Harmonization of sanctions READ MORE
normal 2010-06-01 EA-4/18 INF Guidance on the level and frequency of proficiency testing participation READ MORE
normal 2010-04-01 ILAC G18 G Guideline for the Formulation of Scopes of Accreditation for Laboratories READ MORE
normal 2009-12-22 IAF PL 1 M Code of conduct for members of IAF READ MORE
normal 2009-04-13 EA-0/06 Format and layout of EA documents READ MORE
normal 2009-04-01 ILAC-P12 A Harmonisation of ILAC work with the regions READ MORE
normal 2008-12-01 EA-4/17 M EA position paper on the description of scopes of accreditation of medical laboratories READ MORE
normal 2008-07-12 EA-1/21 A-AB EA Internal procedure for liaison activities (previously EA-0/04) READ MORE
normal 2018-07-09 EA-2/15 M EA requirements for the accreditation of flexible scopes READ MORE
normal 2008-02-01 IAF MD 3 M Advanced surveillance and recertification procedures (ASRP) READ MORE
normal 2003-11-01 EA-4/16 G EA guidelines on the expression of uncertainty in quantitative testing READ MORE
normal 2003-02-01 EA-4/14 INF Selection and use of reference materials READ MORE
normal 2018-11-28 READ MORE
Status Date Reference Description
new 2018-11-30 EA-4/22 G EA Guidance on Accreditation of Pesticide Residues Analysis in Food and Feed READ MORE
new 2018-03-01 EA-4/21 INF Guidelines for the assessment of the appropriateness of small interlaboratory comparisons within the process of laboratory accreditation READ MORE
Status Date Reference Description
revised 2018-11-30 EA-INF/01 List of EA Publications and International Documents READ MORE
revised 2018-11-30 EA-INF/02 Contact Persons of EA Full and Associate Members, Recognized Stakeholders and Observers READ MORE
revised 2018-10-05 EA-INF/03 EA Multilateral and Bilateral Agreements, and Signatory Lists READ MORE
revised 2018-08-09 EA-INF/16 List of most common acronyms and abbreviations used in EA READ MORE
revised 2018-08-06 EA-1/17 S5 A-AB EA supplement 5 to EA-1/17, EA rules of procedure - levying of membership fees READ MORE
revised 2018-06-08 EA-INF/11 Scope of the EA MLA and the application of an EA MLA signatory to join the IAF MLA for a specific mainscope/sub-scope and/or the ILAC MRA for a specific activity READ MORE
revised 2018-05-20 EA-2/02 EA Procedure for the evaluation of a National Accreditation Body READ MORE
revised 2018-04-23 EA-1/17 S3 A EA suplement 3 to EA-1/17, EA rules of procedure - complaint and appeal procedures READ MORE

EA is organising a Refresher Training, from 10-11 December, on management system certification, verification and validation. 25 participants from 17 EA NABs, sharing their knowledge to develop competence, reinforce harmonization for a robust peer evaluation system.

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New article by @ACCREDIA regarding the transition of accredited certifications to the new edition of the standards 9001 quality and 14001 environment https://t.co/8si9Az0JVZ

Latest edition of ILAC G26:11/2018 Guidance for the Implementation of a Medical Accreditation Scheme now published and available from https://t.co/93fW27vNCY This a practical guide for accreditation bodies implementing a medical laboratory #accreditation system using ISO 15189.

ILAC/IAF re-evaluation of EA: After witness activities in Ireland (#INAB) and Italy (#ACCREDIA) the #ILAC/#IAF evaluation team is now in Paris at the EA Secretariat. #EA is a recognized Regional Cooperation Body of ILAC and IAF https://t.co/cOFKlbYLZL

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The International #Accreditation Forum (#IAF) will be at the #COP24 side event on ‘Using International Standards for driving action, performance and transition on climate change’. Friday 14 December 2018 – Save the Date! https://t.co/7mSZihRJLp …

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