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USAS ISO 9001 Certification, online is it worth it?

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Hi, Im looking to set up a new Medical Diagnostics company in 2020. I have limited resources and have seen USAS accreditation on line which fits my £1000 budget. My question is, is this a recognised accreditation or will people not recognise it as a valid body?
 
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Randy

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Don't find them listed under the IAF MLA and it may not be recognized.

This is apparently a digital service and the question comes up as to how can one truly say that claims of conformance have truly been validated with objective evidence? Anything is possible I guess.

Also the term you should be using is "certification" not "accreditation", doesn't seem like much, in this business the terms and words matter.

Locations don't really mean anything, to each his own, but a Google Maps look shows USAS located adjacent to Megan's Beauty Bar, across the street from Tim's Tire Service and having the same address as Melbourne Driving School located in the Space Coast Business Center offering business offices and virtual offices... Professional office space | Private office suites | Virtual offices | Conference room | Coworking spaces

Do what you think is best for your needs
 

Sidney Vianna

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From Certification

CHOOSING A CERTIFICATION BODY
When choosing a certification body, you should:
  • Evaluate several certification bodies.
  • Check if the certification body uses the relevant CASCO standard
  • Check if it is accredited. Accreditation is not compulsory, and non-accreditation does not necessarily mean it is not reputable, but it does provide independent confirmation of competence. To find an accredited certification body, contact the national accreditation body in your country or visit the International Accreditation Forum.
 

Big Jim

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Don't find them listed under the IAF MLA and it may not be recognized.

This is apparently a digital service and the question comes up as to how can one truly say that claims of conformance have truly been validated with objective evidence? Anything is possible I guess.

Also the term you should be using is "certification" not "accreditation", doesn't seem like much, in this business the terms and words matter.

Locations don't really mean anything, to each his own, but a Google Maps look shows USAS located adjacent to Megan's Beauty Bar, across the street from Tim's Tire Service and having the same address as Melbourne Driving School located in the Space Coast Business Center offering business offices and virtual offices... Professional office space | Private office suites | Virtual offices | Conference room | Coworking spaces

Do what you think is best for your needs
Space Coast Business Center. I wonder if they claim to have registered NASA.
 
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