Accreditation by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is recognized throughout Canada and is even mandatory in certain regulated areas. SCC accreditation is an internationally recognized proof of compliance that opens doors to many foreign markets.
Certification bodies from around the world seek SCC accreditation as proof that their work is in line with the most up-to-date national and international standards and regulations.
Scope of accreditation
SCC offers accreditation to product, process and service certification bodies in many fields, which include, but are not limited to:
- Organic products
- Food safety (e.g., CanadaGAP)
- Forestry products
- Energy efficiency verification (e.g., ENERGY STAR®)
- Electrical products
- Drinking water
- Fire and personal safety equipment
- Construction materials
- Fuel-burning equipment
Benefits of SCC accreditation
SCC accreditation demonstrates an organization’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, certification bodies are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps certification bodies deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member of the International Accreditation Forum's Multilateral Recognition Arrangement, SCC’s Management Systems Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
SCC’s Criteria and Procedures web page highlights each international standard and Canadian procedural document whose requirements must be met for a particular program of SCC Accreditation Services.
For more information
Information related to SCC’s fees for its accreditation services is available upon request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.