homeGAAS assesses and accredits certification bodies (CBs) that demonstrate competence to audit and certify organizations conforming with a wide variety of management systems standards. Accreditation by a recognized and respected body such as GAAS ensures the impartiality and competence of the CB and fosters confidence and acceptance of the CB's certifications by end users in the public and private sectors.

General requirements for GAAS accreditation can be found in MA 5000, GAAS Management Systems Accreditation Manual, while specific requirements for each GAAS accreditation program (in most cases) are provided in an GAAS Accreditation Rule. Select from the menu at right for more information on specific accreditation program requirements.