What is the Difference Between Accredited Third-Party Certification and Unaccredited Certification?

Accreditation is the means by which an Accreditation Body gives formal recognition that an organization, such as a Certification Body, is competent to carry out specific tasks. ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board) is the Accreditation Body that accredits The Registrar Company (TRC) as a Certification Body conforming to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015.
Accreditation provides assurance to TRC’s customers that TRC operates according to internationally accepted criteria and also ensures the impartiality and competence of TRC as a Certification Body. Accreditation also provides confidence and acceptance of TRC’s certifications by users around the world.

Unaccredited Certification Bodies may not operate according to international requirements and may offer a certificate without an audit or without an understanding of an organization’s operations.

An accredited certificate includes both the Certification Body’s symbol and the accreditation symbol of the accrediting body.

TRC Certificates can also be verified using the QR Code on the Certificate, or by visiting the IAF CertSearch Database.