“The IAF and Why It Matters”
What allows a certificate issued in one country to be recognized around the world?
The work, principles, and system of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) allows for certified products, processes, and services from one region or country to be accepted in other regions and countries. The IAF is a network of accreditation bodies, certification bodies, certified organizations, and other stakeholders with an interest in conformity assessment that work together to ensure equivalent conformity assessment procedures are developed and implemented around the world.
This webinar will provide a detailed explanation of IAF and IAF’s impact on the operations of accrediting bodies, certification bodies, and certified organizations globally. How and why the IAF MLA mark may or may not appear on certificates, products, or organizations’ promotional materials. At the conclusion on this webinar, participants will have an understanding of the complexity of IAF and when one can request a certificate with the IAF MLA mark or just a certificate issued by a CB recognized under the IAF framework.
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About Our Speaker:
Natalia Larrimer, Business Development and Regulatory Affairs
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
“Natalia Larrimer is responsible for developing and advancing accreditation programs with the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Natalia is primarily involved in working with industry and client groups, international organizations and the US government to develop sector specific conformity assessment programs as well as to promote the use of international IAF/ILAC system and the ANAB accreditation programs. Prior to joining ANAB, Natalia spent over ten years working with Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the Canadian multi-disciplinary Accreditation Body managing accreditation programs within the national and international voluntary and regulatory frameworks. Additionally, Natalia has been involved in the work of international committees and cooperations such as CASCO, IAF, ILAC and IAAC”