Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) is the national authority with responsibility of the accreditation in Bangladesh. It offers accreditation programs for various types of conformity assessment bodies, such as laboratories, certification bodies, inspection bodies, traininginstitutions or persons in accordance with the relevant International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and other regulatory standards and national standards.
BAB is the statutory body established in 2006 as an autonomous organization responsible for upgrading the quality assurance infrastructure and conformity assessment procedures in Bangladesh and enhancing the recognition and acceptance of products and services in international, regional and domestic markets.
We provide following services:
Accreditation is the formal recognition of a body’s competence to conduct a specific activity such as testing, inspection or certification. This recognition is based on compliance with international standards. Compliance with these standards requires organizations to demonstrate competence, impartiality and integrity. It is often difficult for customers to distinguish between the quality of products or services available in the marketplace.
Certificates of conformance or test reports are normally used to make that distinction. These certificates or reports are only useful or reliable if the organization or individual conducting the assessment or test is competent and qualified. The accreditation of the organization, for a defined scope, is the mechanism that provides the customer with this confidence.
The international nature of the standards means that a company or product in Bangladesh can be assessed or tested to the same standards as a company in any where in the world, providing confidence in the comparability of certificates and reports across national borders.
|Title of Accreditation||Relevant Standard
|Testing and calibration laboratories||ISO/IEC 17025|
|Medical Laboratories||ISO 15189|
|Inspection Bodies||ISO/IEC 17020|
|Certification Bodies||ISO/IEC 17024, 17021, 17065|
|Please see the fee schedule|
|Step of Accreditation Process||Time required||If service is not delivered in due time
|Registration of Application||An acknowledgement of application registry is sent to applicant with in three (3) working daysfrom receiving the application.||Send email|
|Appointment of Lead Assessor||A lead assessor is assigned and applicant is informed about the appointment of Lead Assessor with in three (3) working days from registration of application.||Send email|
|Adequacy of Quality manual||Lead Assessor examines the quality manual and seeks clarification to applicant, if necessary, with in five (5) working days from appointment of Lead Assessor.||Send email|
|Pre-assessment||Pre-assessment is done with in ninety (90) days from the date of receiving application.||Send email|
|Assessment Issue of Accreditation certificate||Certificate is issued with in fifteen (15) daysfrom the closing of last NC, if applicable.||Send email|
2. Arrangement of training, seminar etc.
From the view of raising awareness and develop skill man power in quality infrastructure in Bangladesh, BAB arranges different Training program, seminar, workshop etc. BAB encourages people from both govt. and private sector to participate in those programs. Details schedule of upcoming program is available here
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