4.The criteria and requirements contained in the reference manual of an accreditation board and with which the assessment procedures of certification bodies applying for accreditation must comply are those set forth in
— ISO/IEC Guide 65: General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems;
— ISO/IEC Guide 61: General Requirements for Assessment and Accreditation of Certification/Registration Bodies; and
— ISO/IEC Guide 39: General Requirements for the Acceptance of Inspection Bodies.
(ISO/IEC guides are available from the International Organization for Standardization, Postal Box 56, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.)