Advanced IAF Mandatory Document Course

Advanced IAF Mandatory Document Course

Implementation and use of International Accreditation Forum Mandatory Documents (IAF MD).

International Accreditation Forum (IAF) publishes Mandatory Documents which are required to be used by accreditation bodies when accrediting management system certification bodies (MSCB). American Standardization Council provides IAF Mandatory Document Training (IAD MD) for its accredited MSCBs. This is to assure that MSCBs operate their programs in a consistent and equivalent manner. Attending this course will provide MSCBs a complete overview of the latest IAF Mandatory Document (MD Series) – designed to harmonize the accreditation and certification process worldwide.

Overview and Learning Attributes of This Training Course 

This is an ADVANCED Course for experienced management system certification body (MSCB) staff who are knowledgeable in ISO/IEC 17021-1 and its implementation.  This two day training by American Standardization Council (ASC) gives key insights and tools to help implement the requirements of 17021-1 such as:

  • Understanding the application of accreditation body requirements
  • Support the operation of the certification bodies to implement the MD requirements
  • Case-studies and examples identifying where the application is required.

Note: IAF Mandatory documents are not intended to establish, interpret, subtract from or add to the requirements of any International Standard, but simply to assure consistent application of these Standards


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$600.00 USD for Training in U.S.


No early registration price for training outside U.S.

*Early registration cut-off is normally 21 days prior to the scheduled training event.

5% additional discount for 2nd, 3rd, or more students from the same company attending the same training course. Space is Limited to 20 people for each training session.

Fees are non-refundable for cancellations; however, you may substitute another member of your staff, or attend another class offered by ASC at a later date.  If ASC cancels this class for any reason, the full registration fee paid will be refunded.