ISO 17020


Inspection bodies that test the reliability and quality of products and services also need to meet certification standards to correctly perform inspections. They must meet specifications that prove their ability to complete inspections safely and accurately. The ISO 17020 standard is a critical compliance requirement for inspection bodies. ISO 17020 accreditation ensures organizations maintain impartiality and consistency in their operations. Third parties must evaluate inspection bodies to determine if they are compliant with ISO 17020 standards before they can earn ISO 17020 accreditation. To achieve this accreditation, they must meet requirements in multiple areas of their structures and procedures.

The Results of ISO 17020 Accreditation


  • You will have consistent, repeatable processes and a common system.
  • You will have fewer problems with failures in service or product quality.
  • Your people know what to do and how you want it done.
  • You will have more business, because you can sell to new markets or having the endorsement will distinguish you in the marketplace.
  • You”ll know more quickly if things are going wrong, and where; you stop spending money or wasting time on the same old problems. Many problems will disappear because you know how to prevent them; if they do come up, you”ll know how to fix them faster.
  • Better management control and reporting – which means that you know how your business is doing.