IECQ Certification Bodies (IECQ CB)

 

About IECQ Certification Bodies

IECQ Certification Bodies

IECQ Certification Bodies (IECQ CB)

The IECQ System provides industry with a "Supply chain verification tool" for seeking assurance that electronic components, assemblies, processes and related materials conform to declared technical Standards and Specifications.

 

Certification bodies that may wish to participate in the IECQ System and be given the right to issue International IECQ Certificates shall comply with IECQ 02 General Requirements for the Acceptance of IECQ Certification Bodies into the IECQ System, these Rules of Procedure set out the application, assessment and surveillance process for bodies seeking to be accepted and maintain acceptance as IECQ Certification Bodies (IECQ CBs). These Rules of Procedure are to be used in conjunction with the IECQ Basic Rules, IECQ 01.

 

Certification Bodies wishing to participate in the IECQ System and be part of the IECQ Conformity Assessment Bodies’ Committee (CABC) in accordance with IECQ 01 – IECQ Basic Rules and IECQ 02 – General Requirements for the Acceptance of IECQ Certification Bodies into the IECQ System are required to complete an application form IECQ MC/129/Q. Applicant Certification Bodies shall obtain endorsement from one of the IECQ MB’s as part of their application.

 

For existing IECQ CBs seeking an extension of scope to cover other IECQ Programmes, form IECQ MC/130/Q shall be completed and submitted to the IECQ Secretariat.

 

While IECQ 02 Rules of Procedure contain general assessment procedures for the qualification of IECQ CBs, additional requirements beyond those covered may apply for the respective IECQ Certification Schemes. Such additional requirements are detailed in the relevant Scheme’s Rules of Procedure, e.g. IECQ 03-5.