VICAS INTRODUCTION

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VIETNAM CERTIFICATION ACCREDITATION SCHEME (VICAS)

The Vietnam Certification Accreditation Scheme (VICAS) - one of accreditation schemes of Bureau of Accreditation (BoA) is
•    Organized and operated in compliance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011:2004;
•    Member of International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC);
•    Member of IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement for Quality Management System (QMS), Food safety Management System (FSMS) and Product Certification (PRODUCT).
Accreditation schemes

VICAS provides accreditation service to all local and overseas certification bodies which carry out the certification of:

•    Quality Management System (QMS);
•    Environment Management System (EMS);
•    Food Safety Management System (FSMS);
•    Product certification (PRODUCT);
•    Personnel certification; and
•    Other Management Systems as required.

Accreditation Criteria
For accreditation of QMS and EMS Certification Bodies

•    ISO/IEC 17021/ ISO/IEC 17021-1: Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems;
•    ISO/IEC TS 17021-2: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems;
•    ISO/IEC TS 17021-3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems;
•    IAF Mandatory documents.
For accreditation of Product Certification Bodies
•    ISO/IEC 17065: Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.
For accreditation of FSMS Certification Bodies
•    ISO/TS 22003: Food safety management systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems;
For accreditation of Personnel Certification Bodies
•    ISO/IEC 17024: Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.
Benefits of Accreditation
•    To provide confidence for customers and concerning parties in the credibility and objectivity of certification bodies;
•    To encourage the multilateral recognition of certification among nations;
•    To strengthen the unity in the operation of the certification in Vietnam and support for the implementation of management systems.

 

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