Accreditation / About Accreditation

Who are the Beneficiaries? 

  • The accredited bodies.
  • The industrial organizations.
  • The service organizations.
  • The Egyptian products.
  • The Egyptian exports.
  • The Consumer.
  • The national economy


Accreditation Process

  • Application for accreditation.
  • Document study by EGAC.
  • Appointment of assessment team.
  • Pre-assessment visit.
  • Assessment visit and defining nonconformities, if any.
  • Reviewing evidence of corrective actions.
  • Granting accreditation.
  • Annual surveillance visits.


Why Accreditation?

The global trend is towards a free market with no economic trade barriers allowing for free movement of goods and interchange of services. Such a situation can only be consummated when technical barriers to trade are also eliminated. For this to occur the trading countries must have confidence in the quality and environmental systems, personal and product certification and inspection systems as well as the measurements and tests conducted by each other. The world trade organizations and the European union both have noted that the lack of acceptance of test results and certification are the most significant non-tariff barriers to trade. Accreditation of laboratories, inspection bodies and certification bodies, using common standards and practices is seen as the most effective way of defeating these barriers. To this end major trading countries have established independent and internationally credible accreditation bodies. At the apex of the world accreditation pyramid is the international laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), and the International Accreditation Forum ( IAF), both of which ( EGAC ) seeks to be a member. This objective is being accomplished through the establishment of world – wide network of national accreditation bodies, inspection bodies and laboratories (testing and calibration) are assessed on the same principles, regardless of where in the world they are located. These assessments are based on the HARMONIZED (ISO) standards.

Recent News

9 Jun

اليوم العالمى للاعتماد 2019

اليوم العالمي للاعتماد (9 يونيو)، الذي يعقد هذا العام تحت شعار «الاعتماد قيمة مضافة إلى سلاسل الإمداد».

واختار شعار هذا العام المنظمة الدولية لاعتماد المختبرات ILAC  والمنتدى الدولى للاعتماد IAF .

وتم اختيار هذا الشعار ليؤكد على أهمية الاعتماد في مختلف القطاعات، إذ يعمل في كافة مراحل سلاسل الإمداد، من الرعاية الصحية

والأجهزة والمختبرات الطبية، مروراً بقطاع البناء والطاقة والملابس والمنسوجات والألعاب والإلكترونيات وتكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات،

وصولاً إلى سلامة وجودة الأغذية والمياه..
ويعمل الاعتماد أساسا على تقديم خدمات اعتماد تسهم في رفع جودة وكفاءة الخدمات التي تقدمها جهات تقييم المطابقة

( يقصد بها شركات التفتيش ، مختبرات الفحص والمعايرة ، والمختبرات الطبية ، جهات منح الشهادات وغيرها من الجهات التي تعمل في تأكيد جودة السلع والخدمات )

في مجالات تقنية متخصصة تعزز البنية التحتية للجودة، مما يحقق استراتيجيات وأهداف السياسة الوطنية للجودة .

18 May

المجلس الوطنى للاعتماد يحق انجاز جديد بتوقيع اتفاقية ثنائية الاطراف مع الاتحاد الاوروبى

قام المجلس الوطنى للاعتماد بتحقيق إنجاز جديد

المجلس الوطنى للاعتماد EGAC عضو كامل في ILAC و IAF كمنظمات دولية للاعتماد وموقع لاتفاقية الاعتراف المتبادل MRA واتفاقية متعددة الأطراف MLA. كما أن المجلس عضو كامل في AFRAC و ARAC كمنظمات إقليمية للاعتماد في إفريقيا والمنطقة العربية على التوالي وموقع أيضاً اتفاقيات الاعتراف مع المنظمتين.

فقد قام المجلس الوطنى للاعتماد EGAC بتحديث عضويته وتحقيق متطلبات الاعتراف المتبادل MRA في المنظمة الأوروبية للاعتماد EA وهى منظمة الاعتماد الإقليمية للاتحاد الأوروبي - من خلال اتفاقية ثنائية الأطراف BLA مع EA

حيث سيقوم السيد المهندس / هانئ الدسوقي ، المدير التنفيذي للمجلس بتوقيع هذه الاتفاقية في إطار أعمال الجمعية العمومية للمنظمة الأوروبية للاعتماد التي ستعقد في روما يومي 22 و 23 مايو 2019.

وقد أصبح المجلس جهة الاعتماد الأولى التى توقع هذه الاتفاقية مع EA في مجال اعتماد مزودي اختبارات الكفاءة الفنية وفقًا لمتطلبات المواصفة الدولية ISO / IEC 17043

الآن ، نستطيع أن نؤكد أن المجلس الوطنى للاعتماد EGAC هو هيئة الاعتماد الوحيدة في العالم التى قامت بتوقيع اتفاقيات اعتراف متبادل متعدد الأطراف وثنائى الأطراف مع ILAC و IAF و AFRAC و ARAC 

نحن فخورون بأنفسنا ورئيسنا وجهودنا المبذولة لدعم اقتصاد بلادنا.

15 Apr

EGAC participated as the sole assessment and accreditation body in Egypt in the Africa Food Manufacturing Exhibition

In the framework of the activities and efforts of the

Egyptian Accreditation Council EGAC

to spread the culture of quality and accreditation in Egypt, especially

in the Egyptian industrial society, in order to raise awareness of the importance

of obtaining accreditation to the conformity assessment bodies operating in Egypt.

EGAC participated as the sole assessment and accreditation body in Egypt

in the Africa Food Manufacturing Exhibition. The Exhibition is considered one

of the largest food processing and packaging exhibitions in Egypt and includes

the latest developments in the industry, with the largest and most famous suppliers

in the market as well as the latest trends and innovations in the food industry.

The exhibition features pavilions for the country, featuring new and exciting

technologies from around the world.

EGAC participation in the exhibition is also part of EGAC activities to commemorate

the World Accreditation day, which will be held this year on the theme of Accreditation:

Adding value to supply chains, which will be celebrated by all accreditation bodies worldwide.

The Africa Food Manufacturing Exhibition, held this year under the auspices

of the Egyptian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, presents the full life cycle

of the food and beverage manufacturing process. The exhibition focuses on packaging

techniques such as packaging machines and processing techniques that include automation,

robots, food ingredients including raw materials and flavors, logistics such as storage and transportation.

The exhibition will serve as a gateway to trade between African countries

and the rest of the world through its interactive platform of cutting-edge technology and business opportunities,

offering a unique opportunity for manufacturers and shareholders to meet top buyers in the region under one roof.

The activities of the exhibition will continue during the period from 7 to 9 April 2019 at the exhibition grounds

at the fifth assembly hall 4.

EGAC, through its presence in the exhibition, aims to identify and raise awareness about the importance

of obtaining accreditation in order to comply with international requirements and specifications for the

quality of goods and services and to ensure the results of inspection, testing and inspection in accordance

with international standards and to enjoy the international recognition of the accreditation issued by the Council.

Internationally, regionally and continentally from the international accreditation organizations (ILAC / IAF, ARAC and continental AFRAC),

as well as the importance of accreditation in the promotion of local industries, foreign trade and protection

of local markets Products that are not compatible with the technical legislations of the Egyptian and international market.

It also explains the steps to obtain accreditation to all the conformity assessment bodies

with the availability of the latest interactive materials and information of EGAC,

which answer all queries of the applicants for accreditation