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UKAS accreditation is granted to organisations who have demonstrated that they fully meet the requirements of relevant national and international standards.
Who seeks accreditation?
UKAS accredits testing laboratories, medical laboratories, calibration laboratories, certification bodies, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers, diagnostic imaging services, physiological services, medical reference measurement laboratories and notified bodies.
NOTE: There are differing requirements for applications for accreditation from organisations based outside the United Kingdom. Further information is available here.
Application for accreditation
To apply for accreditation please download and complete the relevant application form(s) from the list below.
To extend your accreditation scope, please complete the relevant AC form from the list below and submit via email with all supporting documents
- please read, sign and submit this Agreement with the Word version of the application form. Please also refer to the UKAS Standard Terms of Business, UKAS Terms and Conditions of Business for Imaging Services or UKAS Terms and Conditions of Business for IQIPS Customers for a list of current fees.
Please submit your completed forms by email to email@example.com including the UKAS Agreement and your supporting documents.
- UKAS Agreement (including January 2021 addendum)
- UKAS Application Form
- AC1 Certification Body Accreditation Application Form
- AC2 Inspection Body Accreditation Application Form
- AC3 Calibration Laboratory Accreditation Application Form
- AC4 Testing Laboratory Accreditation Application Form
- AC5 Proficiency Testing EQA Provider (ISO/IEC 17043) Application Form
- AC6 Medical Testing Laboratory Accreditation Application Form
- AC7 Reference Material Producer (ISO 17034) Application Form
- AC8 Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (BS 70000) Application Form
- AC9 Physiological & Imaging Services (IQIPS & QSI) Accreditation Application
- Confidentiality Waiver - Approved Bodies (F378)
Documents Specifically Relating to COVID-19 Sampling and Testing Applications:
- AC COV COVID-19 Testing Extension to Scope Application Form and F542 COVID-19 Confidentiality Waiver
- UKAS Application Form - COVID-19 Private Provider Sampling (F560) (only for use by COVID-19 sampling organisations applying for UKAS accreditation for the first time - applications for COVID-19 laboratory testing should use the standard application form)
- Requirements for Private Providers of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing - Stage 2: UKAS Appraisal Evidence Submission Form (F561)
- Gap analysis template for private providers of COVID-19 testing (F562)
- The Route to Accreditation
- How much does it cost to gain accreditation?
- How long will it take to gain accreditation?
- What are the benefits of being accredited?
- What is the value of a pre-assessment?
- Request a hard copy application pack
- Register your interest
- Details of applicable standards can be obtained from UKAS and copies are available from BSI publications (Tel: 020 89969001)
- UKAS also operates a new product development programme. Further information is contained in the development of new areas of accreditation
- Extending your accreditation – preparing to apply for an extension to scope, how to apply for an extension to scope
- To notify UKAS of a change to an existing Conformity Assessment Body - Change of Ownership, Name or Legal Entity
- To notify UKAS of a change of Ownership, Name or Legal Entity - Notification Form for Change of Legal Entity (F323)
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