Certifying bodies are organisations providing audit and certification of management systems. Typically these would be certificates for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 etc.
Accredited training ranges from ½ day to many months. It includes classroom or distant learning modes.
Laboratories are either Test houses or Calibration houses and are accredited under ISO 17025
ASCB accredit individual inspecting organisations and groups of inspecting individuals as part of special scheme arrangements.
Accredited organisations are advised that activities covered by European Directive 765/08 - Conformity Assessment are outwith the scope of accreditation by ASCB.
ASCB is an accrediting body and although it operates within the ‘standards’ field it is not a standards body and does not give advice on interpreting standards.
The ASCB Sector Professionals registration scheme demonstrates to stakeholders that the professional person they are dealing with has been registered in the professional and ethical aspects of their work.