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-ASQ 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.