Inspection Bodies

It is the evaluation of the technical competence of the inspection bodies to perform specific types of various inspections. Examples include inspection of elevators and escalators, amusement parks and other inspection services provided by these bodies. The center accredits the inspection bodies in accordance with the international standard ISO/IEC 17020 (Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection), which gives the customers of the inspection bodies confidence in the quality of the services they provide.

  • Conformity assessment bodies that carry out inspections.
  • Private organizations or governmental bodies carrying out inspection activities.
  • Remote field operations and temporary inspections facilities.
Accreditation cost
  • Accreditation costs depends on CABs activity, scope of accreditation and duration of evaluation. The financial and related regulations can be consulted in the documentation.
Duration of providing accreditation services
  • Accreditation services are subject to specific procedures and the timelines are defined in the Guide of Accreditation Procedures. It can be consulted in the documentation.
Service implementation steps
  • Application

    Application for accreditation is submitted by the conformity assessment body via the Saudi Accreditation Centre website.

  • Review of Application

    The Saudi Accreditation Center verifies the application and the relevant submitted documents for the completeness of the requirements.

  • Document Review

    The Saudi Accreditation Center reviews and evaluates the documents of the conformity assessment body.

  • Onsite Visit

    The Saudi Accreditation Center visits the premises of the conformity assessment body to verify and assess its competence.

  • Decision Making

    After ensuring that the requirements are met and that the conformity assessment body is competent, a decision to grant the accreditation is made.