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Formed in 1996, the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) is the national authority for the independent accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in Singapore. Operating under Enterprise Singapore, a statutory board of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, SAC also builds trust in Singapore products and services by strengthening Singapore’s technical infrastructure for conformity assessments and forging mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) with our economic partners. SAC’s primary function is to accredit conformity assessment services, such as testing, calibration, inspection and certification.
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The SAC accreditation schemes are open to all conformity assessment bodies (CABs) such as laboratories, inspection and certification bodies.
We also administer the Singapore Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Compliance Programme. The SAC GLP Compliance Programme is open to all Test Facilities.
How to Get Accredited?
It can take between three to six months for organisations to obtain their SAC accreditation or SAC GLP registration. This is dependent on a number of factors, such as the degree of the organisation’s compliance with requirements, the complexity of scope of accreditation and the availability of witnessing and clearance of incidences of non-conformance highlighted during the assessment. The SAC application process covers:
To apply for SAC accreditation, a CAB must first provide evidence of fulfilling the base requirements outlined in the relevant standards. ISO/IEC 17020, 17021-1, 17024, 17025, 17043, 17065 and ISO 15189. To apply for SAC GLP registration programme, a facility must first provide evidence of fulfilling the base requirements of OECD principles of Good laboratory Practices (1997). It must also be a registered legal entity. SAC documents pertaining to the different schemes can be accessed here.
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In Singapore, the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) is the national accreditation body. Managed by Enterprise Singapore, SAC maintains the integrity and impartiality of conformity assessment practices. The Council builds global trust in Singapore’s products and services by strengthening our country’s technical infrastructure for conformity assessments, as well as forging Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) with our economic partners.
SAC is represented by various interested parties from the industry, government, academia and Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs). It is supported by 5 Council Committees as well as 11 Technical Committees with over 500 committee members and assessors, each overseeing specific fields and areas of accreditation.