PAB Services

PAB has three divisions providing unique services to its clients:

(For full details of PAB and its services, you may also go to the PAB Site at https://www.dti.gov.ph/pab/)

A. Laboratory Accreditation Division

The Laboratory Accreditation Division (LAD) handles the accreditation schemes for inspection bodies, testing and calibration laboratories including medical laboratories. This Division assesses testing laboratory and inspection body based on different international standards, which specify the basic requirements for the competence to carry out specific types of tests, inspection, measurement and/or calibrations. It maintains compliance by PAB to the ILAC and APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) based on ISO/IEC 17011, APLAC MRA 001 and other relevant requirements.

The Laboratory Accreditation Division (LAD) offers the following accreditation schemes:

  • Accreditation of Testing and Calibration Laboratories – determines through assessment the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories based on the requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17025 and specific technical requirements relevant to a field of testing or calibration.
  • Accreditation of Inspection Body – determines through assessment the technical competence, independence and impartiality of organizations that carry out specific inspection activities based on the requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17020.
  • Accreditation of Medical Testing Laboratories – determines through assessment the conformance to essential elements based on PNS ISO 15189 of medical laboratories to demonstrate the quality and competence of their services, as well as to consistently deliver technically valid test or “examination” results as they are known in the standard.

The Management System Accreditation Division (MSAD) performs the following:

  1. Awards certificate of accreditation to certifying bodies that have been assessed and found to have complied with applicable ISO standards;
  2. Undertakes accreditation schemes for Management System Certification, Product Certification, and other emerging accreditation schemes; and,
  3. Ensures that the accreditation procedures are in accordance with the international standards and guidelines in order to achieve international recognition.

The Management System Accreditation Division (MSAD) offers the following accreditation schemes:

Accreditation scheme for Management System of Certification Bodies which evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of certification bodies and provides the following certification:

  • Quality Management System (QMS) PNS ISO 9001 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021-1, PNS ISO/IEC 17021-3 and IAF Mandatory Documents
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) PNS ISO 14001 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021, PNS ISO/IEC 17021-2 and IAF Mandatory Documents
  • Food Safety Management System PNS ISO 22000 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021 – 1 and PNS ISO 22003.
  • HACCP based Food management System
    HACCP certification based on the general requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 – 1.
  • Information Security Management System
    PNS ISO/IEC 27001 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021-1 and PNS ISO/IEC 27006.
  • Energy Management System
    PNS ISO 50001 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021-1 and PNS ISO 50003.

Accreditation scheme for Product Certification Bodies:

This scheme evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of product certification bodies, based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17065 Applicable Certification Scheme Requirements and IAF Guidance Documents.

Accreditation scheme for Certification Bodies for Persons:

This scheme evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of bodies operating certification of person, based on the general requirements of ISO/IEC 17024 Applicable Certification Scheme Requirements and IAF Guidance Documents.

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The Promotion and Documentation (PD) Division promotes accreditation activities; extends technical assistance to trade and industry sectors through training programs; conducts training for assessors to strengthen their capability to do assessment work; makes information on accreditation schemes available to institutions, organizations, business and individuals concerned; and ensures that all information from the different regional and international fora are processed, disseminated and acted upon.

PDD handles the promotion of accreditation and related activities through information campaign using various media; participation in marketing events; consultations and dialogues with stakeholders.