Accreditation Information / How to become Accreditated
German Accreditation (GA) accepts applications for accreditation from “Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) and Further Education & Training Institutions (FETI)” (referred as an “Applicant”) around the world.
The application process for the GA accreditation is as follows:
Applicant to download Accreditation Scheme Manual and the Application Pack. Applicant reads and understands GA’s Accreditation Scheme Manual especially the Requirements for Granting and Maintaining Accreditation and the current fee structure.
Applicant makes sure that they comply with the relevant requirements of ISO/ IEC 17021:2006 and other accreditation requirements such as “Responsible Education Provider”™ as specified by GA in their Accreditation Scheme Manual and that they have necessary resources to undertake activities throughout the scope requested and will pay all fees to GA, whether or not accreditation is granted.
Applicant CAB completes and returns their application, including relevant documentation requested within the application form, along with payment to Accreditation Commission For Conformity Assessment Bodies Private Limited
Upon receipt of the Application Forms and Requisite Fees, SAFL reviews the application documents against the relevant accreditation criteria and provides a report to the applicant. The next stage of assessment will not proceed until the documented systems meet requirements.
Applicant CAB makes all necessary arrangements for conducting the office and witness assessment including access to all areas, records and personnel.
GA selects an assessment team who undertake an on-site assessment at the applicant's offices and other locations as appropriate. At the completion of the assessments the assessment team writes a report of their findings along with recommendations to the Accreditation Approval Committee (AAC).
The AAC reviews the report and makes a decision regarding accreditation