Notified certification bodies
A. Notified Certification Bodies
Notified bodies carry out their activities in accordance with the rules established in the System. The integration of the SIC-PRO software provides access to a single database. It allows a notified body to register the issued certificates in an online registry of certificates, which contributes to the expansion of business opportunities and the establishment of close external relations, as well as allows interested parties (industries, market, business, regulators, etc.) to obtain reliable information about the suppliers of products and services. The registry also allows you to get live updates regarding the status of a certificate.
Partners are the certification bodies that are accredited according to CASCO standards. These certification bodies participate in the accreditation exchange program, which allows them to enter the markets of other countries, expand the list of services provided by using the accreditations/auditors from other partners in the SIC.
C. Representative members
Representative members are appointed by the central office of the system for different regions of the globe. Representative members influence the SIC standards and strategy by participating in the System’s activities.
Notification is a procedure of the official confirmation of the organization’s (body’s) compliance with the requirements of the System of International Certification (SIC System) and the requirements of CASCO standards.
After successfully undergoing the Notification, certification body receives a Notification Letter, which acts as a confirmation of membership in the System of International Certification (SIC)
SIC allows its members to increase the level of recognition and trust of the certificates by allowing the certification bodies to issue certificates on behalf of the SIC. This means mutual certificate recognition between certification bodies and members within the System.
Every single certificate issued by the members of SIC must be registered in the secure online certificate registry.
The notification process includes Peer Assessment.
Peer assessment is carried out in accordance with the requirements of ISO / IEC 17040 “Conformity assessment – General requirements for peer assessment of conformity assessment bodies and accreditation bodies”
The objectives of this assessment are:
a) compliance of the bodies with the specified requirements;
b) equivalence of results from different bodies;
c) recognition of the results of the activity of one of the bodies by others.
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