Working with the BRC as a certification body

If you’re a certification body that wants to work with BRC Global Standards you will need to be recognised by a National Accreditation Body and accredited to the ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Standard.

The 17065 includes requirements for maintaining the confidentiality of information, independence and impartiality of the audit and certification process. And it also sets out the need for documented procedures for the audit process; for the selection and training of auditors; and establishes the rights of clients to complain and appeal against decisions.

 

Recognition by an Accreditation Body

 

To work with us you will need to apply to a National Accreditation Body recognised by BRC Global Standards.

Accreditation demonstrates your ability to carry out audits against standards such as the BRC Global Standards. And it also allows for independent verification of your certification body and the way you manage the audit and certificate issuing process.

 

Becoming a BRC certification body

 

If you’re a certification body who wants to register to work with BRC, please complete and return the Certification body application form.

Find out what happens once you’ve sent your registration form by reading the Application process document.

If successful, your certification body will then enter into a contract or framework agreement with the BRC and abide by its requirements. These include forwarding details of all BRC audits carried and the results of those audits.