The Czech Accreditation Institute (CAI) was established as a national accreditation body by the Czech Republic on 1st January 1993. In January 2023, a festive meeting of CAI staff was held to celebrate the 30th anniversary. The meeting took place in the splendid surroundings of the historic town of Jindřichův Hradec, founded by the royal family of the Přemyslid in the 10th century.
Participants recalled the history of the establishment and operation of the CAI from its earliest beginnings to the present day.
In 1996 the initial peer-evaluation of CAI was undertaken and in 1998 the CAI signed the EA Multilateral Agreement (MLA) to become the first EA MLA signatory in Central and Eastern Europe and in doing so gained international recognition.