JAS-ANZ Accreditation

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The Joint Accreditation System-Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) is the government-appointed body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for providing accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in the fields of certification and inspection.

One of the main requirements for a Certifier when it applies to a regulator to be a Recognised External Certification Scheme (RECS) is accreditation from JAS-ANZ.  The JAS-ANZ website contains detailed information on its requirements, as well as what the application process involves.  These details can be found here: http://www.jas-anz.com.au/

If JAS-ANZ accreditation has already been granted, the next step is to apply to a regulator to be a RECS under the legislation. Information relating to this process can be found here.

If JAS-ANZ accreditation has not already been granted, JAS-ANZ and ERAC have an agreement to work together on accreditation issues, an Applicant wanting to be recognised as a RECS who does not have JAS-ANZ accreditation for product certification should contact both JAS-ANZ and the relevant regulator at the same time.