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 Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs)

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According to ISO/IEC 17000, Conformity Assessment is defined as "demonstration that specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled".


Conformity assessment bodies (CABs) are the bodies performing conformity assessment, which includes testing laboratories, calibration laboratories, medical laboratories, inspection bodies, and certification bodies.


Conformity Assessment Bodies Services Department (CABS), aims to makes sure that Abu Dhabi CABs are meeting the mandatory requirements as issued by the regulatory bodies. In addition to that, CABS conducting developing programs, such as training and proficiency testing programs (PTPs) to enable Abu Dhabi CABs to be nationally and internationally recognized, which is finally, facilitate the trade between Abu Dhabi and other countries and increase the confidence in the services provided by the CABs working in Abu Dhabi.



QCC documents related to CABS:

1-      Quality Control of Testing and Calibration Laboratories (click here)

2-      Quality Control of Inspection and Certification Bodies (click here)

3-      Quality Control of Medical Laboratories (click here)

4-      Quality Control of Proficiency Testing Providers (click here)

5-      Quality Control of Reference Laboratories (click here)



Abu Dhabi CABs, and their scope of accreditation:

  • 1- Testing, calibration, inspection and certification (click here).
  • 2- Medical laboratories (click here).
  • 3- Veterinary laboratories (click here).
  • 4- Assessment centers for Personnel Certification Schemes (click here).

Designated CABs:

  • 1- Water Testing Laboratories based on Department of Urban Planning And Municipalities requirements (click here).



Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) and Interlaboratory comparisons (ILC) provided by QCC: