The Egyptian Accreditation Council was Established by Presidential Decree No. 312 for Year 1996 to Become the Only National Body Competent in the Arab Republic of Egypt to Evaluate/Assess and Accredit Conformity Assessment Bodies, which are (Testing Laboratories/ Calibration Laboratories / Inspection Bodies / Certification Bodies of Management Systems / Medical Testing Laboratories / Product Certification Bodies/ Technical Proficiency Testing Service Providers /Proficiency Testing Bodies/ Personal Certification Bodies/ Halal Certification Bodies/ Forensic Laboratories /Biobanks Laboratories).
Presidential Decree No. 248 of Year 2006 was also Issued to Reorganize the Egyptian Accreditation Council and Grant EGAC Technical, Administrative and Financial Independence to Assess and Accredit Conformity Assessment Bodies in Egypt, The Authority of the Egyptian Accreditation Council Comes from the Authority Granted to it by the State.
The Egyptian Accreditation Council is a Government Organization Affiliated to the Ministry of Trade and Industry and is a Non-Profitable Organization.
Also, the Presidential Decree number 248/2006 has re-organized the Egyptian Accreditation Council as the sole accreditation body in Egypt and gave it the technical, administrative and financial independence for the assessment and accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in Egypt.