The accreditation standard ISO/IEC 17021 is the basis for the internal management system of LinquaCert. It is an internationally recognized conformity assessment tool which defines requirements for organizations providing audit and certification of management systems.

The content of ISO/IEC 17021 includes the following sections:

  • 4 Principles
  • 5 General requirements for legal and contractual issues
  • 6 Structural requirements (organizational structure)
  • 7 Requirements for personnel with skills and assessment
  • 8 Requirements for information and information sharing
  • 9 Process requirements for audit planning, execution and certification
  • 10 Management system requirements with assessment, manual, audits and measures
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