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Accredited Inspection Body

An organization that performs examinations and/or inspections of materials, products, installations, plants, processes, work procedures or services, where examination activities are evaluative and not considered testing, and that has received formal recognition by an accrediting body that it meets or exceeds a list of standards to perform specific inspections/examinations.

Date Added to Lexicon
Standard Source (Designation Number Title of Standard. Publisher, Place, Year.)
ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity assessment -- Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection. International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CP 401, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012. 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,