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.
Application for accreditation is submitted by the conformity assessment body via the Saudi Accreditation Centre website.
The Saudi Accreditation Center verifies the application and the relevant submitted documents for the completeness of the requirements.
The Saudi Accreditation Center reviews and evaluates the documents of the conformity assessment body.
The Saudi Accreditation Center visits the premises of the conformity assessment body to verify and assess its competence.
After ensuring that the requirements are met and that the conformity assessment body is competent, a decision to grant the accreditation is made.