Remote assessment and auditing amid the COVID-19 outbreak

Webinar entitled “Assessing and Auditing in a virtual world” was held on 21 May 2020. It was organized by the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) Capacity Building Committee and focused on the topic of remote assessment and remote auditing amid the COVID-19 outbreak and the challenges that accreditation bodies (ABs) and conformity assessment bodies (CABs) encounter during this period.

116 participants attended the webinar. Lectures were delivered by Sheronda Jeffries, IAF UAC Chair, Reinaldo Figueiredo, Chair of ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO) and Brahim Houla, APAC CBC Chair, on different dimensions of the auditing in the virtual world, the remote assessment, its procedures.

The Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) was established on 1 January 2019 and its primary role is to manage and expand a mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) among accreditation bodies in the Asia Pacific region. The MRA facilitates the acceptance of conformity assessment results (e.g. test reports, test certificates, inspection reports, and certification) across the region and with other regions around the world. APAC’s members include accreditation bodies, accreditation focal points and other organisations that have an interest in accredited conformity assessment results.

Webinar lectures and other useful materials are available here.