Benefits of being an SCC-accredited organization

SCC accreditation sends a clear message that people can count on your organization’s certification, inspection, testing, verification or validation services. 


Our accreditation team helps create trust in systems, products, processes and services. As a Government of Canada Crown corporation, we are held to the highest standards of transparency and accountability. This lends added reliability to our services. 


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The SCC advantage

  • We offer accreditation services in both of Canada’s official languages, English and French. 

  • We ensure that conformity assessment bodies and standards development organizations demonstrate technical competence, reliability and integrity in line with national and international standards.
  • We are an internationally recognized Accreditation Body (AB). We undergo peer evaluations to the International Accreditation Forum and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation’s requirements to maintain our international recognition. This process validates that we perform impartially, competently and according to international standards. 

  • We are active members of the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation and the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation.
  • We are signatories to international arrangements that enhance the acceptance of products and services across borders. This creates a global infrastructure to support trade regulatory approval processes and confidence in the marketplace.

  • We help Canadian companies access international markets. Our accreditation and conformity assessments are used to harmonize regulations and facilitate free trade between governments. They bring  trust in complex supply chains and gives governments, businesses and consumers confidence in products, services and systems. 

  • We provide our services around the world. For conformity assessment bodies that want to grow their international client base, our accreditation services can open the door to new markets.

What sets us apart 

The scope of our expertise

SCC covers the full standardization spectrum: from overseeing the development and adoption of standards to accrediting standards development organizations, certification and conformity assessment bodies. This gives our Accreditation Services team a unique perspective and knowledge to deliver exceptional value to our customers.


The breadth of our programs

We are a “one-stop shop” for conformity assessment bodies looking to grow their business. With 11 accreditation programs covering conformity assessment domains from management systems certification to laboratory testing and product certification, we make it easy for our customers to branch out.


The quality of our work

We are respected worldwide for our high-calibre team, rigorous assessments and findings that ensure conformity and help customers continuously improve. These aspects build on our reputation as a global leader in standardization for more than 50 years.


Our forward-thinking approach

Our accreditations and conformity assessments help remove technical barriers to trade and pave the way for companies to access new markets. Our team is actively preparing for the impacts and implications of cutting-edge technologies and trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), data privacy and cybersecurity. Our world-first pilot for AI management systems is proceeding in parallel with standards development to provide a market-ready AI conformity assessment as soon as possible.


Our customer focus

We provide a personalized experience that earns high customer satisfaction. Our team offers the broad program offering of a large accreditation body with the flexibility and responsiveness of a smaller organization. We help new applicants navigate the accreditation process. We adapt to customers’ business needs and cycles. We give feedback beyond the evaluation to highlight areas where customers are performing well and where they have opportunities to improve beyond standards compliance. 

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The SCC Learning Centre offers a range of public and tailor-made accreditation and standardization training courses. Our top-notch instructors are industry leaders who share their passion with Canadian and international participants.

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Join our accreditation team

Join our elite teams as a contractor. We are seeking experts in diverse technical fields for our top-tier programs. Elevate your professional journey, leverage your expertise and contribute to the safety and well-being of Canadians.

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Steps to accreditation

Embark on accreditation or transfer to SCC with confidence. Our team supports your journey, providing personalized, customer-centric services for organizations of all sizes.