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Scope Expansion of Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies

Last updated on 19/12/2021

A procedure by which official recognition is granted to expand the scope of accreditation of a conformity assessment body, by adding new fields in the accreditation scope document of a previously accredited conformity assessment body.

It is awarded in the following accreditation programs:

  • Testing and calibration laboratories following the requirements of the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Inspection bodies according to the requirements of the international standard ISO/IEC 17020:2012.
  • Entities granting certificates of conformity to products following the requirements of the international standardISO/IEC 17065:2012
  • Medical laboratories following the requirements of the international standard ISO 15189:2012.
  • Halal certification bodies according to the UAE standard UAE S 2055-2:2016.
For more information, you can refer to the Ministry's website (www.moiat.gov.ae)

Service Procedure

  • Login or Register to the digital platform for the Ministry's services
  • Apply to “Scope Expansion of Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies”
  • Attach all required documents and forms specified in the application form.
  • Approving the terms and conditions, and policies related to accreditation and attaching a signed copy of the agreement between the UAE National Accreditation System (the Ministry) and the applicant.
  • Payment of fees.
  • Planning a field assessment
  • Carrying out the field assessment
  • Close cases of non-conformity (if any).
  • Payment of fees and costs incurred
  • Issuing the decision to expand a certificate/field of Accreditation
  • Get an updated accreditation domain
  • Announcing the field of accreditation in the event of modification on the Ministry's website.
You can refer to the guide ENAS EG 03 on the accreditation process and requirements, available on the Ministry's website

Requirements

  • A valid trade license.
  • A valid registration certificate issued by the Ministry (foreign conformity assessment bodies and medical laboratories are excluded)
  • Submit the accreditation application and the required documents at least two months before the date of submitting the on-site evaluation process.
  • Pay fees on time.

General Documents

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FAQ

Q) How can I expand the scope of conformity assessment bodies’ accreditation and what are the requirements?

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Service Procedure

  • Submit an application through the Ministry’s website with the following documents: - Valid Trade License - Valid registration certificate from MoIAT (for entities operating in the UAE, except for medical laboratories). - Quality manual and procedures, and related documents
  • Payment of fees
  • Evaluation process
  • Closing non-conforming cases (if any)
  • Approval issued
  • *You can refer to the guidelines for the detailed accreditation procedures EG 03

Service Overview

National Accreditation Services
Accreditation
Transactional
Companies
Service Fees
1000 dirhams for application
2000 dirhams for submitting an urgent application
1000 dirhams for amending any of the activities or data contained in the certificate/field of accreditation of a conformity assessment body
2500 dirhams for reviewing or evaluating the quality manual and documents (for each evaluation/revision process) (if necessary)
5000 dirhams for urgent review or evaluation of the quality booklet and documents (for each evaluation/review process) (if necessary)
3000 dirhams for the assessment of the conformity assessment body (field / remote) (per assessor / per day) (if necessary)
1000 dirhams for amending any of the activities or data contained in the certificate/field of accreditation of a conformity assessment body
In addition, the entity shall bear all the costs and expenses incurred in amending the accreditation activity, in addition to the expenses of travel, transportation, the residence of the assessor, or any additional expenses
Service Time
90 Working Days
Service Time
One and a half Working Days
Service provision times
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Package
N/A
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The application for accreditation is canceled in the following cases: - If the evaluation process is not carried out on site within a maximum period of (6) months from the date of applying due to the applicant’s delay in evaluating at the specified time. - The applicant did not commit to providing the UAE national accreditation system with all the information and documents necessary to proceed with providing the service. - The applicant did not pay the fees due to the Ministry and the costs incurred within the specified time. - The entity's unpreparedness to obtain accreditation, or failure to close cases of non-conformity may affect the entity's efficiency in performing any of its activities. - If there is any evidence of fraudulent action by the conformity assessment body, or if the conformity assessment body provides false information or intentionally conceals information. In all cases, the conformity assessment body shall be notified of the cancellation decision, indicating the reasons that led to that, provided that the Ministry collects all due fees and fines.
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