2015
Recognized as FSSC accreditation body by FFSC
2015
Launched program for Non-destructive testing of welds-Visual testing of fusion-welded joint accreditation scheme
2015
Launched program for Machine Diagnostic Personal certification accreditation scheme
2015
Joined IAF MLA for FSMS
2015
Launched program for RTS accreditation scheme
2014
Launched program for NDT personnel certification accreditation scheme
2013
Launched program for EnMS accreditation scheme
2012
Converted as a foundation from an incorporated association
2007
Launched program for ISMS accreditation scheme
2006
Recognized as supervision agency for national status of certification by MOCIE
2006
Launched program for FSMS accreditation scheme
2005
Launched program for Personal certification accreditation scheme
2004
Joined IAF MLA for EMS
2002
Launched K-OHSMS accreditation scheme
2002
Recognized as TL 9000 accreditation body by the QuEST Forum
2001
Launched program for TL 9000 accreditation scheme
2001
Renamed as KAB
1999
Joined IAF MLA(Multilateral Recognition Arrangement) for QMS
1997
Recognized as QMS accreditation body by MKE
1996
Recognized as EMS accreditation body by MKE
1996
Joined PAC and IATCA
1996
Joined IAF
1995
Established as Korea Certification Association for Quality & Environmental Management (KCA) under the supervision of Korea Industrial Advancement Administration (KIAA)

Profile

Korea Accreditation Board (KAB) is established on September 28, 1995 in accordance with the government's policy of non-governmental operation for Quality and Environmental Management System certification. As a sole national accreditation body recognized by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) previously Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE), KAB operates the accreditation programs of management systems certification bodies and of personnel certification bodies, equipped in a system that a third party, independent from organizations to be certified based on international standards, operates them.

Also, KAB became signatories of the IAF MLA in 1999 for QMS and in 2003 for EMS, 2015 for FSMS after successful evaluation by PAC peer evaluation teams, which made ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 22000 certificates accredited by KAB be recognized in the countries with being members of the IAF MLA. In addition, to meet market needs of the industry specific quality as well as other management system, KAB operates accreditation programs for TL 9000, K-OHSMS, ISMS, GMS, EnMS, RBMS, Management System Auditor, NDT Personnel, Machine diagnostics with the support of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (previously Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE)).

KAB provides accreditation activities of accreditation and surveillance of certification bodies for management system and person, and carries out MLA activities for international recognition as well as other services for certification development such as research & development, dissemination and publication business. KAB is a non-profit organization and the sourced of revenue is service charges from its own business.