Bogus Accreditation Association

Date: 2 March 2012 

An organization identified as the Commonwealth of Nations Accreditation Board (CNAB) is hosting a website ( that plagiarizes the website of the International Accreditation Forum (, presenting IAF information as its own and inserting the name CNAB in place of IAF. The organization further falsely identifies the following IAF member Accreditation Bodies as members of CNAB.  The Chairman of IAF, Randy Dougherty of ANAB (the American National Standards Institute - American Society for Quality National Accreditation Board LLC ), stresses that none of these IAF members have any involvement with CNAB.

SANAS - South African National Accreditation System
NABCB - National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (India)
SAC - Singapore Accreditation Council
DA - Directorate of Accreditation (Albania)
SCC - Standards Council of Canada
JAS-ANZ - Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand
INAB - Irish National Accreditation Board
Standards Malaysia  - Department of Standards Malaysia
DAC - Dubai Accreditation Center (United Arab Emirates)
EMA - Mexican Accreditation Entity, (Entidad Mexicana de Acreditacion)
HKAS - Hong Kong Accreditation Service
TURKAK  - Turkish Accreditation Agency
INN - Instituto Nacional de Normalizacion (Chile)
OAA - Organismo Argentino de Acreditacion (Argentina)
INMETRO - National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (Brazil)
PAO - Philippine Accreditation OfficeEGAC - Egyptian Accreditation CouncilBoA - Bureau of Accreditation (Vietnam)INDECOPI - National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (Peru)
JAB - Japan Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment
PNAC - Pakistan National Accreditation Council
IAS - Iran Accreditation System
JASC - Japan Accreditation System for Product Certification Bodies of
JIS MarkNAC - National Accreditation Council of Thailand
JIPDEC - Japan Information Processing Development Corporation - Information Management Systems Promotion Center (JIPDEC IMSPC)
KAB - Korea Accreditation Board
TUNAC - Tunisian Accreditation Council
KAN - Accreditiation Body of Indonesia (Komite Akreditasi Nasional)
SA - Slovenska Akreditacija (Slovenia)
KAS - Korea Accreditation System
MAURITAS - Mauritias Accreditation Service
TAF - Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (Chinese Taipei)