Why Choose a Southern African Association of Certification Bodies Member?

To become a full member of the SAACB, members must be accredited by an accreditation body who is a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum (the IAF). Associate membership is granted to those certification bodies actively pursuing accreditation or any related organization who subscribes to the aims and objectives of the Association and who has an interest in the SAACB’s main objectives.


Accreditation reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certification bodies are competent to carry out the work they undertake. Accreditation bodies which are members of IAF are required to operate at the highest standard and require the bodies they accredit to comply with appropriate international standards. Certificates issued by bodies accredited by members of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) are relied upon all over the world because the MLA assures customers that the certificate is credible.


If a user of certification has a complaint or appeal that has not been adequately resolved by the certification body, accreditation also offers a   means to escalate the complaint or appeal to the body who accredited the certification body.


  • Professional service.
  • Widely recognized certification.
  • Value for money.
  • Local commitment to regional economies.
  • No conflict of interest by conducting consultancy and certification.