Workshop for application of the standard ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015


In organization of TAIEX and the Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia (IARM), on 23 nd 24th November, 2015, in Skopje, a Workshop for application of the new standard ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, for certification bodies for management system, was held.


Workshop lecturers were experts from Accreditation Bodies of Greece and Italy, and participants were representatives from the conformity assessment bodies, and also leading and technical assessors from the IARM’s List of assessors included in the accreditation procedures of the certification bodies, and other stakeholders.


Within the Workshop, the specific requirements from the Standard were elaborated in detail, with particular emphasis on the contained innovations and definitions, compared to the previous standard requirements, its practical application, the International Accreditation Forum(IAF) mandatory documents, followed by interactive discussion.


Within the Workshop, also were elaborated the demands of the new edition of the Standard ISO 9001:2015.


The purpose of the Workshop was raising the competence level of the conformity assessment bodies, the assessors, timely information and coordination for practical application of the innovations, in accordance with the Standard requirements.


The Workshop was planned in line with the Annual training plan of the Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia (IARM) for 2015, and the participants received certificates for attendance.