Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria

The laboratories seeking accreditation are assessed in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for testing and calibration laboratories. A laboratory wishing to be accredited by KENAS must have a Quality Manual on its Quality System satisfying the requirements as described in various clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

Quality System documentation and its implementation by the laboratories shall be verified by the Assessors for its compliance in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

The laboratory management shall demonstrate to the KENAS Assessment team that all requirements as laid down in the ISO/IEC 17025, Specific Criteria and other Guidelines / Requirements of KENAS are being followed. All applications for accreditation shall have to be in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.

Modifications to the Accreditation Criteria

If KENAS modifies the accreditation criteria, it shall inform the laboratory of this in writing giving a transition period of at least 6 months to the laboratory to align in accordance with the modified criteria.


All decisions regarding accreditation to laboratories shall be open to appeal to KENAS by laboratories and their users.

Any decision made by KENAS is appealable within 21 days to the standards tribunal.

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