Laboratory processes is important to maximize efficiency in manufacturing and processing industries. Within the metals industry, the laboratory environment is used for the testing of raw materials, finished products, and for process analysis to ensure that materials meet customer specifications, objectives of quality, productivity, performance and environmental requirements demanded by national and international markets.
The Center was established by a decision of the governments of the six Member States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and the republic of Yemen, formalised through the Agreement and approved by the Board of Directors in 08 May 2013. This Agreement gives the Accreditation Center legal authority to provide specified accreditation services within the territories of all of the Members States in the fields of calibration, measurement, testing, inspection and certification, known generically as conformity assessment. It is established under the stewardship of the Standardization Organization of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and is governed by a Board of Directors who exercises regular supervision over the affairs of the Center, and regional committees whose members are drawn from all Member states, including stakeholder bodies.
Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) was established pursuant to Law number (27) for the year 2015, issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, to become the governmental accreditation body of the Emirate of Dubai.
Our main activity is to accredit Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs), both Governmental and Private, within the UAE and overseas, including Laboratories (Testing, Calibration and Medical), Inspection Bodies, Certification Bodies (Management System, Product Certification and Personal Certification), Halal Conformity Assessment Bodies, Proficiency Testing Program Providers, Reference Materials Production Activities, Validation and Verification Activities.
The Accreditation Unit (AU) has started in December 1997 as a Laboratory Accreditation Department (LAD). LAD has become AU in September 2001.
All management and technical responsibilities were delegated to the Director of the Accreditation Unit and to the accreditation committees.
AU is a non-for-profit organization. In order to cover its expenses, it depends on the income from accreditation fees paid by accredited conformity assessment bodies, in addition to the financial support from the government.
AU carries out the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories, in the fields of Medical, chemical & biological, foodstuff, environmental, construction materials, electrical, mechanical & Material, and non-destructive testing as well as in measurements & calibration.
AU carries out also the accreditation of certification bodies of products. AU is intending to expand its services to cover the accreditation of certification bodies of management systems & inspection.
ALGERAC is the Algerian Accreditation Body. Established by Executive Decree on 06 December 2005.
ALGERAC is a public establishment of an industrial and commercial nature according to the Algerian law of commerce.
The Algerian Accreditation Body is placed under the supervision of the Minister responsible for standardization (Minister of Industry and Mines).