INAB COVID-19 Information

INAB continues to engage with all of our accredited conformity assessment bodies (CABs), respond to queries and provide as much advice as possible during this time. We consult regularly with our European and international colleagues (EA, ILAC and IAF) and follow their positions with regard to accredited conformity assessments. Our own risk assessment processes are under constant review and update.

It is important during this period that end-users and the wider community can continue to rely on the services of accredited CABs and therefore, that INAB and the bodies it accredits continue to work together to ensure that the principles of accreditation are maintained during this extraordinary event.

For information on accreditation of COVID-19 testing please see Accreditation for SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) testing

INAB Assessment Approach

INAB is performing a blend of remote and on site assessments to the end of 2021, the detail of which is provided by the assessment manager.
From January 2022, all INAB assessments will be on site with full teams, subject to public health guidelines.


For remote assessments please consult the infographic below.

Quick guide on the INAB approach to remote assessments

Information from International Organisations on Accreditation and Conformity Assessment

The following websites have information, including FAQ on accreditation, testing/calibration, inspection and certification activities during the current COVID-19 situation:

  1. https://european-accreditation.org/ 

  2. https://ilac.org/

  3. https://www.iaf.nu/

Please consult these websites regularly as they continue to be updated.

European Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) information on testing of face masks 

Information on maintaining certificates during the COVID-19 situation (CPR)

INAB Accredited Bodies

The full list of accredited CABs may be found in our online Directory.

There are 3 INAB accredited notified bodies that can certify Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Questions can be submitted to INAB through the contact us feature on the INAB website or by submitting an accreditation query through CRM Portal.