The Federal Service for Accreditation (RusAccreditation) is a federal government agency operating as a national authority for accreditation in the Russian Federation.
RusAccreditation was established in 2011 by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 86 “On the Single National Accreditation System” dated January 24th, 2011 and operates upon the Provision on the Federal Service for Accreditation adopted by the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 845 dated October 17th, 2011.
RusAccreditation’s basic powers are as follows:
- to perform accreditation of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs in the national accreditation system,
- to exert federal state control over the activities of accredited CABs,
- to arrange the issuance of blank forms of conformity certificates,
- to oversight the compliance of testing laboratories (centers) to the principles of good laboratory practice (GLP) corresponding with the GLP principles adopted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,
- to organize the establishment and maintenance of registers, and
- to execute other powers within the established area of activities.