Member Benefits

ABCB is the UK Trade Association for nationally accredited certification bodies. Membership is open to UK based certification bodies holding UKAS accreditation.

Affiliate membership is open to non-UK based certification bodies that hold accreditation from UKAS or from another national accreditation body that is a signatory of either the IAF multilateral mutual recognition agreement or of a regional mutual recognition agreement recognized by IAF. Certification bodies actively seeking national accreditation can join as associate members.

Member benefits include:

  • Advanced knowledge to help shape your strategy
  • Commercial advantage – knowledge ahead of competitors
  • Your views represented – nationally & internationally
  • Access to UKAS outside the assessment environment
  • Independent, impartial support – you’re not alone
  • Access to key industry stakeholders
  • Play a critical role representing ABCB on industry committees
  • Demonstrate to UKAS that you actively update industry knowledge
  • Additional credibility
  • Be a part of the collective voice at the heart of the certification industry
  • Leading recruitment services at preferential rates
  • Free telephone advice on Employment Law, Health Safety and Commercial Legal matters