What is Accreditation and Certification?
Accreditation is a third-party’s attestation and endorsement of an organization’s competence, credibility, impartiality and integrity in carrying out its conformity assessment activities. An example of an accredited organization is ISOQAR, which evaluates compliance with ISO standards.
Accredited organizations, such as ISOQAR, can then perform conformity assessment activities on an entity, such as GETS, against a set of standards and provide certification that the evaluated entity is in compliance with the standards. In other words, certification is “third-party attestation related to products, processes, systems or persons” (ISO/ IEC 17000:2004) against a set of standards.
Certifications & Standards
At GETS we back up claims of quality leadership with some of the best credentials in the industry. To earn these certifications and accreditations, GETS staff, processes and methods are subject to recurring professional audits and assessments ensuring compliance and internal controls remain effective.
The ISO 17025 standard is one of the highest levels of quality accreditation attainable for testing laboratories in the world. GETS’ accreditation signifies technical competence for executing tests to SAE AS6171 and AS6081, various Mil Standards and IDEA-STD-1010B test methods. GETS achieved this status in 2018 and has maintained it ever since.
AS9100D is an internationally recognized standard by SAE for Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations. GETS consistently maintains this certification as evidence of our commitment to overall quality and continuous improvement. Our exceptional Quality Management System is the guiding force from which our policies, procedures, and methods are developed and monitored. AS9100D certification is often required by both our commercial and Defense customers.
GETS has earned acceptance to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Qualified Testing Suppliers List (QTSL). We provide numerous services under this designation, including the below: