Agreements with National Authorities

From time to time, INAB is requested or seeks to have an agreement with a National Authority which relies on accreditation as the preferred means to demonstrate competence of CABs providing accredited services under Regulation (European or National) or national requirements.

 The template agreement is here.

This template is signed without amendment for the purposes of providing information exchange on the operation and performance of the scheme. The agreement will identify mandatory documents, if they exist, issued by the National Authority and assessed by INAB.

 INAB signs these agreements with national authorities that rely on accreditation to support Irish or European legislation. INAB does not sign agreements with private scheme owners but co-operates with them through evaluation of their schemes, if requested. See INAB policy PS18 for further information on this.

 The list of agreements and authorities is in the table below. These are reviewed annually.

 It is important that Organisations providing accredited services in support of these agreements are aware of their obligations under the INAB Terms and Conditions, in particular (but not exclusively) clauses 3.17-3.19.

Agreements in Place

National Authority

Accreditation Scheme

Link to Agreements and Confidentiality Waiver

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Agreement INAB-003

Stack emission sampling and testing

ISO 17025 (T) laboratory testing

INAB-003 Agreement INAB and EPA

General Confidentiality Waiver Form

Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM)
Agreement INAB-004

Organic farming regulations

ISO 17065 Product Certification

INAB-004 DAFM and INAB agreement

General Confidentiality Waiver Form

Commission for Communications Regulation (COMREG)
Agreement INAB-006

Accreditation for the purposes of notification for the EMC and RED directives/regulations

ISO 17065 Product Certification

INAB-006 Agreement INAB and COMREG

General Confidentiality Waiver Form

Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Agreement INAB-001

Accreditation for the purposes of notification for the CPR regulations

ISO 17065 Product Certification

INAB-001 Agreement INAB and Department Housing

General Confidentiality Waiver Form

Data Protection Commissioner
Agreement INAB-005

Accredited certification under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

ISO 17065 Product Certification

INAB-005 DPC and INAB Agreement

Confidentiality Waiver and Information Requirement (GDPR)

Environment Agency (UK)
Agreement INAB-002

Stack emission – UK MCERTS

ISO 17025 (T) laboratory testing

INAB-002 Agreement EA UK and INAB

Confidentiality Waiver and Information Requirement (MCERTS)

Department of Transport
Agreement INAB-007

Accreditation for the purposes of notification for the Marine Equipment and Recreational Craft Directives

ISO 17065 Product Certification

INAB.007 Agreement INAB and MSO

General Confidentiality Waiver Form