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Accreditation of the verification and validation bodies (GHG)

Accreditation means the assessment and confirmation of the competence of an organization for performance of a specific activity. In case of greenhouse gases verification bodies operating verification this means the assessment of their competence for the evaluation of a GHG assertion against agreed validation criteria.

What is the accreditation based on?

ČSN EN ISO 14065:2013 Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition

  • EA-6/03 M EA Document for Recognition of Verifiers under the EU ETS Directive
  • IAF MD6:2014 IAF Mandatory Document for the Application of ISO 14065:2013
  • MPA 41-01-.. Methodological instructions for the application of ČSN EN ISO 14065:2013 Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition in the accreditation system of the Czech Republic

* MPA – Methodological instructions for accreditation

Other forms and documents (eg. MPA) related to the accreditation process

All forms and documents are available on the web site of the Czech Accreditation Institute, public service company (CAI) in the part “Dokumenty pro validační a ověřovací orgány” or “Dokumenty MPA”.

Time scale and cost of assessment:

The cost of the assessment is paid by the applicant. The rules are set out in the documents:

  • MPA 00-01-.. General Rules of Accreditation Process
  • MPA 41-01-.. Methodological instructions for the application of ČSN EN ISO 14065:2013 Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition in the accreditation system of the Czech Republic

What are the other requirements for the accreditation of the verification bodies

Direct monitoring of an applicant’s activity on site and assessment of verifications performed under operation (so called “witness audits”) is an integral part of the assessment of applicants.

Selection of witness audits must be representative enough, and their smallest number must follow the scope of the required accreditation (see MPA 41-01-..).

Who can you ask for further information?

Accreditation program managers for validation and verification bodies

Dusan Vacha                  +420 272 096 214        +420 734 860 990               vachad@cai.cz

Zuzana Jelinkova          +420 272 096 202        +420 733 621 447               jelinkovaz@cai.cz

FOR THE LIST OF ALL VALID GUIDELINES (MPA), CAI SERVICES PRICE LIST, LIST OF ALL ACCREDITED ENTITIES AND OTHER INFORMATION, SEE www.cai.cz.