A scope (schedule) of accreditation is defined, to add to or change your scope UKAS offers an Extension to Scope service. This process covers a number of types of change to your scope of accreditation, including:
UKAS customers wishing to extend their scope of accreditation need to apply to UKAS to have the scope extension assessed. To apply to UKAS please complete the relevant AC form below and submit, with all required accompanying documentation (as defined in the AC form) to:
The Applications Unit
United Kingdom Accreditation Service
Once you have applied for an extension to scope UKAS will conduct an assessment of the extension within an agreed timeframe. Following successful assessment and closure of any findings the extension to scope will be added to your schedule of Accreditation. Please be aware that extending your scope may increase your ongoing costs of maintaining accreditation from UKAS.
UKAS strongly recommends that customers contact their Assessment Manager prior to applying for an extension to scope to discuss the potential timeframes and costs associated with the extension to scope.
If your extension to scope is in an area where UKAS has not previously offered accreditation it is likely that your extension to scope will be handled via our development process. Please be aware that where this is the case timeframes are likely to be extended beyond that of a normal extension to scope.
For customers wishing to change the company name stated on their schedule or certificate or wishing to transfer accreditation to a different legal entity then the Transfer of Accreditation form needs to be completed and submitted.
If you wish to apply for a flexible scope of accreditation please contact your assessment manager to discuss the requirements for flexible scopes before making an application.
For organisations seeking accreditation for the first time or for existing UKAS customers seeking accreditation in a new accreditation category, the forms you require are contained in Application Forms.