ASSISTING WITH REGISTRAR Selection, listing / directory - As a courtesy to visitors, we assist by answering questions that relate to the Selection of Certification - Registration Bodies, Registrars and Accreditation Service Entities - Systems. Need help in Certification Body or Registrar selection? Need an objective and unbiased list of Certification Bodies and Registrars? [Contact us...]
This page is to objectively assist visitors in the selection of accreditation and/or registration - certification body (or registrar; conformity assessment - certification bodies list) to help businesses and governments to objectively and impartially achieve and maintain recognition of competence, namely certification of official management system. Please note that we do not endorse any one specific accreditation service provider, certification - registration body or any subsidiary (namely registrar), and regardless whether they sponsor us. This is an objective informative site and upon requesting assistance we will follow the criterion that follows; selection our policy requires that we advise you a minimum of three (3) certification - registration bodies or their subsidiaries registrars. Also, visit our page on changing the Registrar, may be of interest and beneficial in providing other relevant information. Franchises need not to apply.
For inclusion to our listing an accreditation system / platform registrar and/or certification - registration body must meet the following criteria:
Customer Satisfaction - We have verified with client / customers, through either personal contact or phone conversation, level of satisfaction given prior to, during and throughout certification - registration. Also we verify that audit teams meet the requirements set forth by the specific management system on the basis of ISO/IEC 17021... and that their competence is internationally and generally accepted to conduct assessment - audits in adhering to international expectations.
Ethics and others - We have verified for issues or practices to assure acceptable ethics and integrity and its purpose. This means that their specific protocols carry and assure a valid purpose to end-customers. These includes that certificate through registration bodies, such as: (a) performing audits with no competence, inclusive auditors in training with billing; (b) while permitted we consider conflict of interest, the issue of providing consulting, in-house training, administration of the in-house program, and combination of previous to the same organization under registration - certification; (c) conducting an excessive number of audits within a period of 12 months [as ethics code dictates and is construe as consulting, the reasonable limit and expectation is three (3) annum] as a mean to increase unethical billing, and (d) creation of compulsory schemes to create a business need by propitiating compulsory consulting and certification.
Note: If your organization provides certification and consulting as well in-house training and advice, please do need not request inclusion to the list of recommended certification - registration bodies and registrars, regardless if accreditation has officially been granted with combination of consulting and certification.
Following the international expectations under "accreditation" requirements and scheme The based criteria of operations that we recognize are ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/TS 22003, ISO/IEC 27006 and other that relate to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024:2003, and ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 15189]. While accreditation is not an imperative requirement in providing conformity assessment, accreditation with purpose and ethical provides confidence in granting certification, from a reputable accreditation services provider. Thereof we list registrars and certification - registration bodies which we have verified matters of integrity in relation to accreditation and which may contribute to the purpose and validity of your certificate of registration. The validity of your certificate, if these bodies do not follow the basic accreditation requirements ISO/IEC 17021 (as we indicate in the listing column on the right) and protocols, as set by the standards published by the International Organization for Standardization for accreditation protocols ISO/IEC 17011.
E.g. We verify that a Registration Body or Registrar's business units (of a centralized registration body) operations follows practices and that operating criteria is follow as set by International Standards). Also we verify that that these bodies do not provide consulting to the same organization under which registration is granted, as this is construe as conflict of interest and defies the purpose of namely accredited certification.
There is no specific preference in the order that the list of registrars and certification - registration bodies are shown:
From time-to-time we receive inquiries requesting inclusion to our list, as well we receive complaints, and provided that meets the requirements set-forth above, for which we update this portal frequently. Since we provide this service as a courtesy, we will verify references on the basis of the criterion at top of page and within a time that logistically allow us to verify. We reserve the right to inclusion and we may verify with companies others than those presented for verification. We carry our role as objectively as the information (and complaints) we receive allows.
For inclusion, the listing of Registrars / Certification - Registration Bodies operate under an accreditation protocol, while not imperative per comments of the ISO. We believe that is the legal obligations and fulfillment of requirements the true purpose in the role of government to protect its citizens and that management systems may be a tool in helping to achieve this role.
Please contact us through e-mail or phone for additional information. As a commitment to industry and free of charge, you may also request us to research for your specific type of industry (this request can be focuses on your company's type of industry), product/service and/or market objectives. Our commitment is to provide objective information.
Many organizations and companies have registered the name bulltek in the Internet some with dubious intent because some in contacting us do so with possible infringement to extort. BULLTEK LTD does not endorse no specific Certification - Registration Body or any of its Registrar, the listing is based on information and feedback objectively obtained. We do not endorse no financial institution as we had to act in regards to pass on information using the bulltek name and for which you will need to inquire. We can objectively recommend a minimum of 3 Certification - Registration Bodies or Registrars to assist you in deciding or reference our listing above. As a USA tax paying legal entity we encourage the selection of truly USA bodies and protocols.
Please note that we do not include in our listing or recommend registrars or registration bodies if we obtain information / evidence that it is not meeting any one of the three (3) criteria we list (see top of page), alternatively we may indicate with annotation. Thereof we may exclude certification or accreditation bodies that have or conduct unethical practices. Exclusion of accreditation may occur when evidence demonstrates continuous pattern of unethical practices or dubious purpose.
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Important links for standards and recognized accreditation services providers:
ISO - International Organization for Standardization
Partial list of Accreditation Protocols & Authoritatively Legal Entities (operating ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation in addition to other international standards):
European based, also
International, European based accreditation services
European Oorganization for Quality
Laboratories and Others, USA
AClass for Laboratories and Specialized Sectors, accreditation services
Global consumer's advocacy accreditation, USA
International Accreditation services from New Zealand
Automotive and Auto Parts Recognition Board
General, International Quality Network
Telecommunication, recognizes under accreditation, a division of the ASQ
Aviation - Aerospace, as reference for recognition of accredited conformity and certification bodies, visit the Society of Automotive Engineers
International Organic Accreditation Services
International Accreditation Forum, providers of accreditation memberships as a USA based corporation
USA based accreditation for laboratories
International Accreditation Services, USA based
Quality within Specialty Fields
Regional, Africa based accreditation membership
United Kingdom, The British Accreditation Bureau
Accreditation within the Clinical Health Care and Laboratory fields
Accredited Certification International
International Accreditation Registry, accreditation services
Specific listing per countries for standards that may include accreditation services providers:
People's Republic of China
Iran (consult with contact us)
Japan - JAB
United Arab Emirates
United States of America, accreditation services
United States of America, accreditation services
The listing above, accreditation services per country, is is updated as the information arrives from reliable and trustworthy sources.
Among others, the listing that follows also relates to training and demonstration of competence for professionals:
Recognition of training
Accredited ISO/IEC 17024 for design and developmentof advanced course venues, USA
The International Association
Recognition of training and certification of persons scheme,
Recognized training for professionals
Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment
"Environmental Assessment Association" Recognition and Certification of Environmental Professionals