» Rules for the Use of the UKAS logo and symbol

Rules for the use of the UKAS Logo and Symbol

UKAS is licensed by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to use and confer the national accreditation symbols (formerly national accreditation marks) which symbolise Government recognition of the accreditation process.

BEIS as the owner of the national accreditation symbols sublicenses the national accreditation logo and symbols to UKAS on the condition they are used in accordance with the guidelines for use which are detailed in  Accreditation Logo & Symbols -The National Accreditation Logo and Symbols: Conditions for Use by UKAS and UKAS Accredited Organisations (June 2018)

UKAS accredited organisations wishing to use the national accreditation symbols must comply with the conditions as detailed in the above conditions document.

In addition UKAS has produced a short guide on How to use the accreditation symbols for its accredited organisations which should be used in combination with the BEIS conditions document.

If you are in any doubt as to how the national accreditation symbols should be used and require guidance or permission please contact customerfeedback@ukas.com

Copies of the national accreditation symbols are available as TIF files to organisations directly accredited by UKAS. To obtain a copy please email info@ukas.com quoting your accreditation number.

Further information:

  • Accredited laboratories and inspection bodies are also entitled to use the ILAC MRA Mark.
  • Accredited certification bodies are entitled to use the IAF MLA Mark


For external Agencies

UKAS Brand Identity Guidelines have been developed to ensure that all third parties who reproduce the UKAS logo will be given clear guidance on how they should use the logo, and if required, how to build consistent, branded communications. The guidelines provide a detailed breakdown for any creators of marketing communications material.