Par définition, l’accréditation est une attestation émise par une tierce partie au profit d’un organisme d’évaluation de la conformité. Cette attestation apporte la preuve formelle de la compétence de l’organisme à exécuter des tâches spécifiques d’évaluation de la conformité.

En d’autre terme, un organisme d’évaluation de la conformité accrédité démontre en plus de créer un climat de confiance avec ses clients, qu’il :

  • it has the qualification and necessary technical competence to perform its operations,
  • it fully masters the processes and systems relating to its missions,
  • it produces reliable and valid results,
  • it complies with the requirements specified internationally.

As a matter of fact, a testing, analysis, calibration or inspection report, or a conformity certificate issued about a system, product, or person is more credible once it is delivered by a body whose impartiality, and technical and organisational competence have been demonstrated according to specific criteria agreed upon internationally.

  • Accreditation and certification ?
  • Benefits of accreditation
  • Accreditation standards
  • Accreditation procedure
  • Tarifs d’Accréditation

Accreditation and certification are actually verification procedures which, as a rule, are both often considered as supplementary assessment processes. Nevertheless, they are distinguished by the context in which they are utilised.

Accreditation is awarded by an accreditation body, following an assessment, and serves as a recognition that the conformity assessment bodies have the necessary technical and organisational competence to perform testings, analyses, and inspection and certification activities.

As for certification, it is an attestation delivered after an assessment by an accredited conformity assessment body which confirms with competence and impartiality that a product, service, management system, or person conforms to the required criteria laid out in a recognised standard.

Based on the notion that accreditation is a simple tool that brings into the national market an atmosphere of confidence and security, it is also awarded a key role that can contribute to:

  • control, monitor, and regulate the national market, 
  • ensure the quality of products and services in use,
  • guarantee the health and safety of the consumer, and the protection of the environment,
  • facilitate the free flow of goods and services.

An organisation that is accredited and recognised for its competence should be able to :

  • Further improve its brand image and reputation among clients,
  • Minimise the technical and financial barriers that may result from (cross-border) trading,
  • Continuously develop knowledge and performance relating to its scope of activities,
  • Bravely face competition and climb the national and international business ladder.

So as to confirm a conformity assessment body seeking accreditation has the technical and organisational competence, ALGERAC performs assessments on the basis of the requirements of international accreditation standards and rules as defined below :


Accreditation standards Organisations concerned
ISO/IEC 17025 Testing & and calibration, and analysis laboratories
ISO 15189 Medical laboratories
ISO/IEC 17020 Inspection bodies
ISO/IEC 17021 Management system certification bodies
ISO/IEC 17065 Bodies certifying products, processes and services
ISO/IEC 17024 Bodies operating certification of persons
ISO/IEC 17043 Profeciency testing

As mentioned in document PRO 12 (ALGERAC accreditation procedure), the accreditation process consists of five (05) essential steps defined as follows:

Stage 1 : request reception

File deposited eligibility
Quotation forwarding & payment of fees Visite préliminaire (facultative) Signing of accreditation agreement

Stage 2 : Preparation of assessing team

Notification of assessing team Approval
Designation of assessing team Transfer of mission orders to the team.

Stage 3 : On-site preparation and assessment

Establishment of assessment plan by assessing team Approval by ALGERAC of assessment plan and transmitting it to CAB Performing on-site assessment Presentation of assessment findings Evaluation and correction of the gaps.

Stage 4 : Decision-making

Transmitting assessment report to ALGERAC Presentation and examination of assessment file by SAC SAC making decision Approval of certificate and technical annex

Stage 5 : Surveillance evaluation

Surveillance plan implementation Performing of phases II, III and IV Decision-taking Notification of CAB

Accreditation quotations

For any request of accreditation, conformity assessment bodies are required to pay the corresponding fees according to procedure PRO 18 established by ALGERAC. of ALGERAC.

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Le règlement s’effectue au nom de l’Organisme Algérien d’Accréditation par les moyens suivants :

  • Bank or postal cheque,
  • Bank or postal transfer,
  • Remitment to ALGERAC’s bank account.