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Standards  / /  ISO/ IEC 17065:2012

Standards  / /  ISO/ IEC 17065:2012

ISO IEC 17065 Standard - Certification
ISO/IEC 17065:2012 is an international standard that sets out the requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services.

This standard assures organisations seeking certification of their products, processes, or services that the certification process is conducted by qualified personnel using a systematic and impartial approach.

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key principles of ISO/ IEC 17065:2012

  • Impartiality and Independence: Certification bodies must demonstrate impartiality and independence in their certification activities to avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Competence of Personnel: The standard requires certification bodies to have qualified and competent personnel with the necessary expertise to evaluate the conformity of products, processes, or services.
  • Certification Process: ISO/IEC 17065:2012 outlines the requirements for the certification process, including application review, assessment, and decision-making.
  • Confidentiality: Certification bodies are required to handle all information obtained during the certification process with confidentiality, except where required by law.
  • Surveillance and Recertification: The standard sets out the requirements for ongoing surveillance of certified products, processes, or services and the recertification process.
  • Use of Accreditation Marks: If applicable, the standard provides guidelines for the use of accreditation marks by certified entities.
  • This Standard is applicable to bodies that certify the conformity of various products, processes, and services, such as management system certifications, product certifications, and certification of personnel competencies. 
  • By adhering to this standard, certification bodies can demonstrate their competence, impartiality, and adherence to internationally recognized criteria, enhancing the credibility and acceptance of their certification services.
  • Learn More about the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) here.

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