About Us

The Governments of the Gulf  Cooperation Council (GCC) approved the establishment of the Gulf Accreditation Centre, in order to provide reliable services to destinations conformity assessment of laboratories and points of inspection and certification bodies in all Member States, including supporting the GCC joint action and to facilitate trade and to support the industry and the national economy in the Member States and support the implementation of the legislative system Gulf to adjust the products in the Gulf market and the application of procedures and rules of conformity in the Member States the center.

It should be noted that the establishment of the Gulf Accreditation Centre, was the result of the study made by the Organization of IAS-ANZ and counseling young provided by the Australian rely NATA device which was funded by Member States during the period from 2005 to 2010, where he was put documents, procedures and training of experts Member States in addition to committees and task forces Gulf of work that has to follow up the project and a review of the three phases of the outputs of the technical consultation project.

The center has been able to praise God Almighty to obtain international recognition of international and regional organizations and services for adoption in June 2016, a major achievement was praised by all international organizations,Gulf accreditation Centre, as it became the world's first device that the adoption of certification bodies muslim, according to Gulf standard specifications in the field of muslim and international practices related to the efficient work of these bodies and international standard specifications related.

GAC’s rights

  • GAC has the right to decline, withdraw, suspend or even reduce scope of its accredited CAB which doesn’t comply with the requirements of the accreditation criteria including applicable laws/regulation, or when it is found have falsified information or documents and when there’s clear evidence of its fraudulent behavior.
  • To not to accept the application from CAB that doesn’t provide required information & documents, and doesn’t cooperate to a level necessary to meet the timelines, or when found to be scam or fraudulent.
  • To change type of assessment, frequency of assessment and conduct unannounced assessment as result of previous assessment outcome, due to complaint or appeals or sourced information which impacts the image of GAC or affects integrity and competence of the CAB.
  • To assess the management system of the CAB and require any document and access to location and facilities in relation to the scope of accreditation during the accreditation period of the CAB.

GAC’s duties  

  • To timely plan and conduct due assessments for the CABs to determine its competence,
  • To ensure impartiality of its services,
  • To ensure confidentiality of CAB’s information and their documents unless required by the law/regulation to disclose it in a way required.
  • To inform its accredited CABs about the changes in the accreditation requirements and timelines as applicable, to ensure the implementation of changes it could be covered through next due assessment or by asking CABs to provide some immediate evidences of implementation.
  • To provide information about suitable ways to obtain tractability of measurement results in relation to the scope for which accreditation is provided. This is detailed in the Technical Note TN 2.0.
  • GAC will make publicly available information about the current status of the accreditations that it has granted to CABs, this information is updated regularly and in line with ISO/IEC 17011 requirements.