GAB is an accreditation body in Qatar that provides accreditation services to third party conformity assessment bodies (also known as Certification Bodies). GAB complies with international standard ISO/IEC 17011 “Conformity assessment – Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies”. GAB is an Associate Member of Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), and an Accreditation Body Member of International Accreditation Forum (IAF), GAB is the first and only accreditation body established in Qatar to achieve this status.
Accreditation, as per applicable international standards, determines the technical competence and integrity of the processes of conformity assessment bodies offering certification, inspection, validation, verification, testing and calibration services. These services are collectively known as conformity assessment.
Accreditation is gradually being recognized as a valuable tool across a wide range of government policy areas including better regulation, good governance, voluntary standards, fair markets and public confidence. It has been recognized by many governments and regions as an effective market-led tool to deliver and cascade policy decisions more efficiently, thereby helping the governments deliver on their obligations in diverse areas, such as climate change, quality, healthcare, production of food, personnel safety, energy supply and use, etc.
GAB is a member of regional and international accreditation cooperation forums.