"ISO/IEC 17020:2012 - General Criteria for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection" is an internationally recognized standard for the competence of the inspection bodies. Many people confuse ISO 17020 with ISO 9001, which is a generic quality management system. ISO 17020 requires evaluation of the technical competence of an inspection body.
PAC Accreditation requires that Inspection Bodies must conform to the most recent version of the following standards:
- ISO/IEC 17020:2012 - General Criteria for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection;
- Demonstrated Technical Competence specific to the field in which inspection is done;
- The PAC Accreditation Scheme Manual.