ISEAL Assurance Code Interpretation of clause 5.1.2

This normative interpretation provides guidance on how to interpret clause 5.1.2 of the ISEAL Assurance Code and specifically, what standards systems need to do to show that they meet the intent of the requirements in ISO/IEC 17065 or 17021 should their standards system not require accreditation of certification bodies to these standards.

This interpretation was approved by the ISEAL Technical Committee in December, 2014. Supporting evidence to demonstrate compliance with 5.1.2 was developed in May 2015 (integrated into below document and the Compliance Scorecard and Checklist). If you have any questions, please email