Accreditation is a third party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out the tasks of conformity assessment. The conformity assessment bodies namely certification bodies, inspection bodies, personal certifications and other system certification bodies get the accreditation after getting through with the assessment process for accreditation. Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented. This ensures one certificate acceptable all over the world.
The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable, typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically, and employ suitable quality assurance.
One example of accreditation is the accreditation of certification bodies providing management system certification to the organizations who comply with the international management standards like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS, FSMS, Etc.