Accreditation scheme for Inspection Bodies is based on ISO/IEC 17020 – General Criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing the inspection. This scheme provides formal recognition to an inspection body for its services for integrity and reliability.

Organizations required to conduct various types of inspections for regulatory purposes are accredited under this scheme. Regulatory bodies could make effective use of this mechanism to implement regulations. This mechanism has been adopted in Europe, North America and in many other developed countries.

Through the establishment of SLAB Accreditation Schemes, an effective mechanism is developed for regulatory authorities to have the necessary conformity assessment functions performed by other bodies both in the public and private sector, where such bodies have been assessed for competence and credibility by the SLAB.