Accreditation is a formal recognition by the competent authority that a member is competent to carry out certain tasks related to conformity assessment. Conformity assessment is an assessment of whether the product, process, system or entity meets the requirements.
Accreditation has been operating in Iceland since 1992. According to the Act on Weighing, Cases and Accreditation. Special Law on Accreditation, etc. Came into force in May 2006. The Act ensures that accreditation in Iceland can be operated in accordance with international standards and regulations.
Accreditation was originally operated at Löggildingarstofa, but switched to short-term consumer agency.