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Accreditation/Accrediting Body

An authoritative body that performs accreditation. The authority of an accreditation/accrediting body is generally derived from government, national, or international standards.

Date Added to Lexicon
Standard Source (Designation Number Title of Standard. Publisher, Place, Year.)
ISO/IEC 17000:2004 Conformity assessment -- Vocabulary and general principles. International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CP 401, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland, 2004. Source link
Reprinted, with permission, from ISO, copyright International Organization for Standardization, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland. A copy of the complete standard may be purchased from ISO,