Our Working Method

Accreditation bodies are organizations that evaluate and certify that companies, organizations, or individuals meet certain predetermined standards in a specific area or field. Accreditation bodies use a variety of methods to assess the organizations or individuals they evaluate, and the specific methods used will depend on the type of accreditation being sought and the standards that must be met.

Our Working Method

At U.S. Accreditation, we employ various methods to assess the competence and credibility of organizations seeking accreditation. These methods include:

  1. Documentation review: U.S. Accreditation may review an organization's documentation, such as policies, procedures, and records, to assess its compliance with the relevant standards.
  2. On-site assessment: U.S. Accreditation may conduct an on-site assessment of an organization's facilities, processes, and personnel in order to evaluate its compliance with the relevant standards.
  3. Testing and measurement: U.S. Accreditation may test or measure an organization's products, processes, or services in order to assess their quality or performance.
  4. Witnessing: U.S. Accreditation may witness an organization's processes or activities in order to evaluate its compliance with the relevant standards.
  5. Interviews and questionnaires: U.S. Accreditation may conduct interviews or surveys with an organization's personnel or customers in order to gather additional information about its practices and performance.

Overall, accreditation bodies use a combination of methods to assess the organizations or individuals they evaluate, in order to ensure that they meet the relevant standards and requirements.

With our expertise and vast network, we can help organizations by opening a world of possibilities, both at home and abroad. We represent and advance our customers interest on the international stage in a way no other organization can.

As an independent accreditation body, United States Accreditation Inc. does not discriminate against any of its clients. Its services are generally available to all conformity assessment bodies and are invoiced based on cost in accordance with the applicable fee schedule.

Its organisation ensures that United States Accreditation Inc. staff, assigned assessors and experts along with the committees can maintain their independence with regard to the client's commercial interests. They are not subject to any pressure or influences that may negatively impact their assessment capabilities.

The impartiality of assigned assessors and experts is defined in the respective contracts and the guidelines for the appointment and commissioning of assessors and experts. Documentation regarding an assessment is provided in the relevant notes of the assessor/expert. All full-time and external employees of United States Accreditation Inc. are required to promptly notify management of any potential conflicts of interest.

Our rules are as follows.

Governance and Organization

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the accreditation body's management and staff.
  • Establish an impartiality committee to ensure unbiased decision-making.
  • Set criteria for the appointment and evaluation of board members and staff.

Accreditation Process

  • Define a clear and transparent accreditation process, including application, assessment, decision-making, and appeals.
  • Establish requirements for the competence and training of assessors and technical experts.
  • Outline procedures for handling complaints, disputes, and appeals.

Accreditation Criteria

  • Develop detailed and objective criteria for evaluating organizations seeking accreditation.
  • Ensure that the criteria are in line with relevant laws, regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Periodically review and update the criteria to ensure their continued relevance and effectiveness.

Assessment and Monitoring

  • Establish a system for ongoing monitoring of accredited organizations to ensure their continued compliance with the accreditation criteria.
  • Define the frequency and scope of assessments, which may include on-site visits, document reviews, and interviews.
  • Develop procedures for addressing non-conformities and initiating corrective actions.

Transparency and Communication

  • Create a publicly accessible directory of accredited organizations, including their scope of accreditation and contact information.
  • Publish the accreditation body's policies, procedures, and criteria in a transparent and easily accessible manner.
  • Implement a communication strategy to promote the benefits of accreditation and engage stakeholders.

Confidentiality and Information Security

  • Develop policies and procedures to protect the confidentiality of information related to the accreditation process.
  • Ensure that all staff, assessors, and technical experts sign confidentiality agreements.
  • Implement information security measures to safeguard sensitive data.

Continuous Improvement

  • Establish a system for collecting feedback from stakeholders, including accredited organizations, assessors, and users of accredited services.
  • Conduct regular reviews of the accreditation body's policies, procedures, and performance to identify areas for improvement.
  • Implement corrective and preventive actions to address identified issues and enhance the overall effectiveness of the accreditation system.

U.S. Accreditation is essential for ensuring the quality, competence, and reliability of organizations providing products and services across various sectors. By adhering to recognized accreditation standards, organizations demonstrate their commitment to maintaining high levels of expertise and professionalism. This in turn builds trust and credibility among customers, regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders. The U.S. Accreditation system also facilitates cross-border trade by promoting the mutual recognition of accreditation bodies, which reduces the need for duplicative assessments and evaluations. Overall, U.S. Accreditation serves as a critical mechanism for safeguarding public interests and fostering economic growth through the validation of organizations' capabilities and the assurance of quality outcomes.


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