KAB accredited certification bodies shall comply with Statement of Oath to observeAccreditation Criteria and Procedures, KAB-G-01 that certification bodies submitted with initial application for accreditation. Also KAB conducts periodic surveillance or special surveillance, and reassessment to evaluate if accredited certification bodies continue to comply with accreditation criteria and certification procedures, as well as to evaluate if certification audit teams are competent.
The periodic surveillance will be carried out once or more per every year from the date of granting accreditation. However, for the first year of initial accreditation, surveillance will be carried out once every six months from the date of granting accreditation. The assessment will be carried out in the same manner as the initial accreditation assessment to evaluate continuous conformity and implementation of quality system of the certification body. Document review will not be included unless it is determined otherwise.
The special surveillance will be conducted when deemed necessary. No assessment fee will be charged for this surveillance.
The Reassessment for renewal of accreditation will be carried out every four years from the date of granting accreditation. Accredited bodies are requested to submit application forms for the re-accreditation prior to at least 4 months from the expiration date of accreditation without application fee. In the reassessment, the KAB assessment team will review the entire quality system of accredited bodies in order to make sure continuous suitability of quality management system against accreditation criteria.