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Building global community for standards and benchmarks

Pennsylvania Accreditation Center (PAC) is an Independent, International Accreditation Body (AB). It works to serve Global Communities of Businesses and Consumers. PAC accredits appropriately qualified independent third-party Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) Such as Certification Bodies, Inspection Bodies, Testing & Calibration Laboratories and Medical Laboratories to ensure that their competence to carry out specific tasks is as per the international standards & the benchmarks.
PAC is a trading name for Pennsylvania Accreditation Center Inc. a non-profit organization established in the State of Pennsylvania, USAPAC is always trying to keep up with the international accreditation standards to give its clients the required international recognition. Currently PAC is an associate member of APAC, and is seeking to be a signatory member according to the rules and regulations of APAC.

​Our Vision

To have accreditation at the top of the conformity assessment activities, and to give confidences in the competence of the conformity assessment bodies to ensure the credibility of their reports & certificates in compliance with international standards regionally and internationally.

​Governing Board

It is the top management, overseeing all operations, is our Governing Board which has sole authority over the rights and responsibilities of PAC. This includes authority over the conduct of the Technical Advisory Council and the Accreditation Review Board. The Governing Board appoints the members of the Technical Advisory Council.
PAC being an independent Private Limited Company is governed by the board of PAC which is consisting of:
 DesignationName
Email
 The General DirectorWinston Meridth
director@pacofusa.org
The Accreditation Director
M. Adel Rezk
adel@pacofusa.org
The Quality Manager
Walid Gafour
qualitymanager@pacofusa.org
 The Accreditation Managers##
The Secretariat
Sari Leino
info@pacofusa.org
This board has overall authority and responsibilities for the operations of PAC to ensure that the Policies and Procedures shall be implemented in all the work of PAC and also that the interests of the Customers, Stakeholders andPublicare represented. The terms of reference of this boardare the following amongst others:
  • Development of Policies, Regulation and Procedures relating to the operations of PAC.
  • Supervision of the implementation of the Policies and Procedures of PAC.
  • Supervision of the finances of PAC.
  • Contractual Arrangements.
  • Legal & Statutory Compliance.
PAC aims to be effective, efficient and transparent in delivering its services. PAC is impartial in decision-making, regularly monitoring its performance, and always looking for ways to improve.

​Secretariat

The Secretariat is the administrative department of the Board. It coordinates the work of technical committees associated with accreditation programs, and coordinates the communications with national and international committees and working groups.

​A Global Passport for Enterprises

To help businesses access global markets, PAC is seeking Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) with many economies. These MRAs are crucial in building confidence in the competency and capability of an international network of accredited CABs.
They serve as a global passport for enterprises, help companies gain acceptance in overseas markets and reduce the need for re-testing, re-inspection or re-certification of their products upon entry into importing countries. The international recognition helps companies reduce unnecessary costs and time when entering foreign markets.
PAC is seeking and has developed some formal relationships with the Regional/International Organizations.

​PAC Organization Structure

The Secretariat is the administrative department of the Board. It coordinates the work of technical committees associated with accreditation programs, and coordinates the communications with national and international committees and working groups.

PAC operates in accordance with the requirements, criteria, rules and regulations laid down in the following documents:

  • The requirements of the international standard ISO/IEC 17011, General requirements for bodies providing assessments and accreditation of conformity assessment bodies.
  • The requirements and other benchmarks as stipulated in the Mandatory Documents published by the Regional & International Incorporations APAC, IAF, & ILAC. PAC is also bound by the code of conduct of APAC even before joining.
  • Legally established objectives as per Memorandum & Articles of Association with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Organization it accredits and recognizes by virtue of these applicant and accredited bodies pledging support for the mission and objectives of PAC and ensuring that their actions are according to that policy. It is an independent, impartial and non-governmental body and makes no claim to be connected with any government.

​Our Mission

  •  PAC is mandated for providing and applying its accreditation service and maintains an international recognition, improve the competence of Conformity accredited bodies through an impartial mechanism to facilitate the national trade and enhancing national Economy.
  • To achieve and maintain a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC). Also, achieve and maintain a Multi-Lateral Arrangement (MLA) with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). 
  • To facilitate and participate in the improvement of the State of Pennsylvania, USA quality/conformity assessment infrastructure by providing an internationally recognized and effective accreditation and monitoring system in accordance with international rules and standards.
  • To help enhancing the reputation of its customer Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) in the USA and abroad.
  • To increase the competitiveness of goods and products, locally and internationally through the international confidence of the accreditation of the Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) such as: inspection bodies, certification bodies, testing & calibration laboratories.
  • PAC operates in accordance with the requirements, criteria, rules and regulations laid down in the following documents:

    • The requirements of the international standard ISO/IEC 17011, General requirements for bodies providing assessments and accreditation of conformity assessment bodies.
    • The requirements and other benchmarks as stipulated in the Mandatory Documents published by the Regional & International Incorporations APAC, IAF, & ILAC. PAC is currently an associate member of APAC, and is seeking to be a signatory member according to the rules and regulations of APAC. PAC is also bound by the code of conduct of APAC.
    • PAC is seeking to achieve and maintain a signatory status in the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) of the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), through following all the requirements, rules and regulations and being ready to be evaluated by APAC peer Evaluation.
    • Legally established objectives as per Memorandum & Articles of Association with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

    Conformity assessment bodies that PAC accredits by virtue of the rules of this regional and international accreditation cooperation pledging support for the mission and objectives of PAC and ensuring that their actions are according to that policy. It is an independent, impartial and non-governmental body and makes no claim to be connected with any government.

​Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee (Review Board) is a group of experts responsible for considering and making accreditation decisions and making recommendations on these matters to the Governing Board. This includes granting, maintaining, reducing, extending, reviewing, suspending and withdrawing accreditation.

​Technical Advisory Committees

The Technical Advisory Committee represents PAC stakeholders and ensures our activities are impartial and transparent. It advises the Director on matters relating to PAC, including the Accreditation Committee (Review Board). The Technical Advisory Committee ensures that technical experts and stakeholders are involved in developing accreditation programs. It also supervises working groups and technical committees.

​Reporting on performance

The Secretariat is the administrative department of the Board. It coordinates the work of technical committees associated with accreditation programs, and coordinates the communications with national and international committees and working groups.

​How do MRAs work?

An MRA is based on the results of intensive peer evaluation of its signatories. The accreditation body to the MRA must agree to abide by the requirements in ISO/IEC 17011: Conformity assessment - General Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies. They must ensure that the conformity assessment bodies that they accredit conform to standards, such as ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189 for laboratories, ISO/IEC 17020 for inspection bodies, and ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17021 for accreditation of certification bodies.

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