Conformity Assessment BodyDefinition from ISO/IEC 17011
A body that performs conformity assessment services.
NOTE 1: For the purpose of this International Standard conformity assessment services are: calibration, testing, inspection, management systems certification, personnel certification and product certification.
NOTE 2: In this standard the term “conformity assessment body” excludes accreditation bodies.
NOTE 3: Whenever the word “CAB” is used in the text, it applies to both the “applicant” and “accredited” CABs unless otherwise specified.