it is the verification of the technical competence, impartiality and consistent operation of labs or biobanks. SAAC accredits these bodies in all fields according to ISO/IEC 17025 (general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories), ISO 15189 (medical laboratories — requirements for quality and competence), ISO 17034 (general requirements for the competence of reference material producers), ISO/IEC 17043 (general requirements for the competence of proficiency testing providers), lastly, ISO 20387 (general requirements for biobanking).  

Service implementation requirements
  • Measuring and calibration laboratories accreditation documents
  • Medical laboratory accreditation documents
  • Testing laboratories accreditation documents
  • Reference Material accreditation documents
  • Proficiency Testing 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.