A-20.03, r. 3 - Regulation respecting criteria and requirements for accreditation

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chapter A-20.03, r. 3
Regulation respecting criteria and requirements for accreditation
RESERVED DESIGNATIONS — CRITERIA AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCREDITATION
Act respecting reserved designations and added-value claims
(chapter A-20.03, s. 57)
A-20.03
September 27 2016October 27 2016
1. Unless otherwise stipulated by the Act respecting reserved designations and added-value claims (chapter A-20.03), the provisions of the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO/IEC 17011 – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies – apply to the Conseil des appellations réservées et des termes valorisants with respect to the accreditation of a certification body.
2. An accreditation manual of the Conseil des appellations réservées et des termes valorisants must correspond to the provisions of the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO/IEC 17065 Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.
The accreditation manual applies to the assessment of every body that applies for accreditation to certify products as compliant with a specification manual in order to qualify for a reserved designation or to certify products as compliant with the Minister’s regulatory standards in order to qualify for an added-value claim.
3. An ISO standard referred to in sections 1 and 2 applies, where applicable, as amended or replaced by the International Organization for Standardization. The Conseil des appellations réservées et des termes valorisants must comply with the standard or amend the accreditation manual within 6 months from the date of publication of the new standard.
4. The Conseil des appellations réservées et des termes valorisants forwards the accreditation manual to every certification body that applies for an accreditation.
5. (Amendment integrated into chapter A-20.03, r. 2, s. 4)
REFERENCES
M.O. 2016-09-27, 2016 G.O. 2, 3759