SCC accredits organizations in Canada as standards development organizations, conformity assessment bodies, or both. Conformity assessment is the verification that standards are being applied properly.
Consumers will hear about organizations that both develop standards for consumer products and services as well as ensure that standards related to them are followed. For example, the CSA Group is a well-known organization. It is accredited by SCC as a standards development organization and a conformity assessment body. It may therefore develop standards and verify that standards are being followed within the scope of SCC accreditation.