ISO/IEC 17020:2012

Inspecting Jewels

The Value of ISO 17020:2012

ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity Assessment for Inspection Organizations

ISO/IEC 17020 is the international standard that specifies the requirements for organizations that perform inspections and for the impartiality and consistency of their inspection activities. These inspections can be for materials, products, installations, processes or services. Organizations looking to become accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 are categorized into Type A, B, or C and the classification is based on the scope of accreditation (not a hierarchy).  

Being accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 demonstrates to your stakeholders that you are verified, unbiased and consistent with your inspection capabilities and, therefore, the acceptance and recognition of your inspection reports increases domestically and across borders.  

Why become accredited to ISO ISO/IEC 17020? 

  • A competitive edge by being an accredited inspection body with global credibility 

  • Improves the internal productivity and effectiveness of your inspection operations 

  • Help increase customer trust in the global market by performing accredited inspection services 

ISOP Solutions can help you become ISO/IEC 17020 accredited. We offer implementation services without the Learning Management System (LMS) component. 

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