Further to the announcement earlier this month regarding the continuation of the recognition for the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC) as a recognised regional cooperation body of ILAC, we are now pleased to also announce the implementation of the extension of the recognition of the AFRAC MLA to the ILAC MRA to include the accreditation of RMP and PTP as noted in the Arrangement Council decision below. The effective date for these extensions is 8 November 2022.
“The ILAC AMC recommends that recognition of the AFRAC MLA to the ILAC MRA should be continued for calibration and testing (ISO/IEC 17025) and medical testing (ISO 15189) laboratory and inspection body (ISO/IEC 17020) accreditation schemes.
In addition, it is recommended that the recognition of the AFRAC MLA to the ILAC MRA should be extended to include the accreditation of RMP (ISO 17034) and PTP (ISO/IEC 17043) however the effective date for the implementation of these extensions will be deferred until the AFRAC MLA has been extended to include the accreditation of PTP and RMP.
It is recommended that the next re-evaluation of AFRAC be scheduled for 4 years and therefore should commence no later than February 2025.”
Information on the recognised regions including AFRAC to the ILAC MRA is available from https://ilac.org/ilac-mra-and-signatories/recognised-regional-cooperation-bodies/
We look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues from AFRAC.