in programs of peer evaluation and re-evaluation;
of information on the development and operation
of accreditation systems;
of personnel from IAAC MLA members in assessment,
re-assessment or surveillance visits to conformity
assessment bodies performed by other IAAC MLA
member bodies; and
in IAAC meetings.
IAAC MLA Group is the organizational unit formed
by accreditation bodies that are signatories of
the IAAC MLA.
By reducing the need for multiple assessments,
IAACs MLAs facilitate international trade
by encouraging regional and worldwide acceptance
of valid certificates, registrations and results
issued by signatory accreditation bodies.
Participation in the IAAC MLA can raise the status
of, and increase confidence in, signatory accreditation
bodies nationally and internationally by means
of the formal links with competent accreditation
bodies in other countries.
The conditions for joining IAACs MLAs are:
- Full membership
to abide by the terms and conditions of the
through evaluations and through witnessing of
its assessment process, that it satisfies the
with pertinent ISO/IEC guides and related IAF or
ILAC guidance documents;
of all accredited bodies with the relevant ISO/IEC
of at least one accreditation process in each of
the accreditation programs for which it applies.
of sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the applicant
bodys arrangements for management review and
internal audit have been implemented, are effective,
and will be maintained.