It is the verification of the technical competence of the laboratory to perform specific types of testing, measurements and calibrations in specific fields such as laboratories for testing electrical, chemical, petroleum, building and construction products, measurement and calibration laboratories, and other fields. The Saudi Accreditation Center accredits laboratories in all fields according to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories). It also accredits medical laboratories according to the international standard ISO 15189 (Medical Laboratories - Requirements for Quality and Competence), which provides the customers of these laboratories with confidence in the quality of the services that these laboratories provide.  

Service implementation requirements
  • Measuring and calibration laboratories accreditation documents
  • Medical laboratory accreditation documents
  • Testing laboratories accreditation documents
  • Test Laboratories
  • Factory Laboratories
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Reference Material Manufacturers
  • Government Laboratories
  • Measurement and Calibration Laboratories
  • Proficiency Test Providers
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.