Name Japan Accreditation Board
President Yoshinori Iizuka
Location NMF Shiba BLDG.2F
2-3 Shiba,4-CHOME,
Establishment November 1, 1993

Basic Activity

  • accreditation and registration of
    • ISO/IEC 17021 management system certification bodies,
    • ISO/IEC 17024 personnel certification bodies,
    • ISO 14065 greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies,
    • ISO/IEC 17025 testing and calibration laboratories,
    • ISO/IEC 17020 inspection bodies,
    • ISO 17034 reference material producers,
    • ISO/IEC 17043 proficiency testing providers,
    • ISO 15189 medical laboratories and
    • ISO/IEC 17065 product certification bodies;
  • evaluation service based on the MRA Law;
  • publication of certified organizations (companies certified with a quality management system, an environmental management system, and others);
  • promotion of multilateral / mutual recognition from foreign accreditation bodies;
  • surveys and researches;
  • response to complaints, etc. relating to accreditation / certification;
  • Dissemination / enlightenment and public relations activities;
  • exchange of information and cooperation with relevant bodies both in Japan and abroad; and
  • other activities required to achieve JAB's objectives.

Members of

  • MLA (Multilateral Recognition Arrangement) groups for the accreditation of quality and environmental management system certification bodies
  • MRA (Mutual Recognition Arrangement) group for testing (include medical) and calibration laboratories

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