Informational bulletins related to Standards Council of Canada accreditation programs are listed below. Bulletins provide critical information about a program or sub-program, and are important for continued adherence to accreditation requirements.
New ISO/CASCO clarifications on ISO/IEC 17021-1 Action required Customers and Assessors are requested to review the interpretations linked below, and take note of the official clarifications from ISO/CASCO Working Group 21 (WG21). Affected customers This change... Read more
Affected program(s): Management Systems (all programs)
Transition to the New Edition of CSA Z809 for Sustainable Forest Management Action required Effective immediately, organizations may transition from CAN/CSA-Z809-08 to CAN/CSA-Z809-16 without a gap in Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)... Read more
Affected program(s): Product Certification - Forestry/Chain of Custody (PEFC)
ISO/IEC 17025 Transition – Collaboration between SCC, CALA, BNQ and NRC-CLAS to establish a Canadian harmonized approach for the transition of accredited laboratories in Canada Action required None for now but consideration should be given to preparing a... Read more
SCC’s New Requirements and Guidance Documents – Reference Table Action required With the recent publication of SCC Requirements and Guidance for the Accreditation of Testing Laboratories, SCC has now concluded its initiative to replace the CAN-P documents... Read more
SCC Requirements and Guidance for the Accreditation of Testing Laboratories Action required Effective immediately, all laboratories must now refer to SCC Requirements and Guidance for the Accreditation of Testing Laboratories and cease referring to CAN-P-1630 - PALCAN... Read more