• World Accreditation Day , 9th June
  • Accreditation of Certification Bodies

    Accreditation of Certification Bodies

    KENAS offers accreditation to Certification Bodies offering Management Systems Certification, Process, Product & Service Certification, and Personnel Certification
  • KENAS – The Sole National Accreditation Body (KENYA)

    KENAS – The Sole National Accreditation Body (KENYA)

    KENAS is committed to providing competent and cost-effective accreditation services that meet and exceed expectations of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs).
  • Accreditation of Inspection Bodies

    Accreditation of Inspection Bodies

    KENAS offers accreditation to inspection bodies as a formal attestation to their competence in providing inspection services
  • Our Customer Service

    Our Customer Service

    “Accreditation helps consumers get assured on the confidence in quality products and services you purchase”
  • Testing & Calibration Laboratory Accreditation

    Testing & Calibration Laboratory Accreditation

    Accreditation by KENAS provides formal recognition that testing and calibration laboratories are competent for specific tasks following the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.
  • Medical Laboratory Accreditation

    Medical Laboratory Accreditation

    Accreditation: Supporting medical laboratories achieve quality healthcare services.


Accreditation is a formal third party confirmation that Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) are competent to carry out specific conformity assessment activities. Read More >


  1. ISO-ILAC-IAF Joint Communique on ISO/IEC 17025 (2017). Click here to access the joint communique.
  2. Transition of ISO/IEC TS 22003:2007 to 22003:2013. Click here to access the transition document.
  3. The transition of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 to 17021-1:2015. Click here to access the transition document.
  4. The transition of ISO/IEC TS 17021-2:2012 to 17021-2:2016. Click here to access the transition document.
  5. The transition of ISO/IEC TS 17021-3:2013 to 17021-3:2017. Click here to access the transition document.


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    Directory of Accredited CABs
    The following is a list of conformity assessment bodies that KENAS has accredited
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    Testing and Calibration
    The Testing and Calibration pillar in KENAS provides accreditation for the recognition of the technical competence of a testing and calibration laboratory for a specific task following ISO/IEC 17025:2005…
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    Health and Safety
    The Health and Safety Pillar of KENAS has five accreditation schemes…
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    Inspection and Verification
    The KENAS Inspection and Verification accreditation program, provides Inspection bodies and  Verification conformity assessment bodies with a means of demonstrating to their customers their superior competence and professional excellence skills in executing inspection and verification mandates in conformance to ISO/IEC 17020 international standard…
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    The Certification Pillar in KENAS offers accreditation to management systems, product, process and service certification bodies..
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  1. 1
    Martin Chesire Appointed KENAS CEO
    KENAS Board has appointed Mr. Martin Chesire as the CEO of KENAS for the next three years effective 19.03.2018. Download the official statement for more information.
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    World Accreditation Day 9 June 2018
    This year’s World Accreditation Day theme is “Accreditation: Delivering a Safer World”. The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, in fact, all aspects of our lives is universally shared. Statistics, however, show that the expectation is not being matched by the reality. Closing this gap is a vital consideration for government, regulators, and businesses, aiming to keep people safer in their work, their domestic life, their journeys and all other parts of their lives.  
    The Chairs of both ILAC and IAF have released a joint statement to introduce the importance of the theme and how accreditation can support government, regulators, and businesses, aiming to keep people safer in their work, their domestic life, their journeys and all other parts of their lives.  A brochure has also been produced to include examples from around the world to demonstrate how accredited testing, inspection, and certification is being used to deliver a safer world.
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    Notice from ISO/CASCO on the publication of ISO 17011 and ISO/IEC 17025
    1.Download here the joint communique from ILAC and ISO on the ISO/IEC 17025 Transition.”
    2. Please take note of the attached notice from ISO/CASCO, announcing the publication of ISO/IEC 17011 and ISO/IEC 17025. Click here to access the notice from ILAC and IAF.
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    KENAS: Fully admitted as ILAC MRA & IAF MLA Signatory
    As at October 2017, KENAS has been admitted as an ILAC MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement) signatory for Testing (ISO/IEC 17025), Medical Testing (ISO 15189), Calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) & Inspection (ISO/IEC 17020). KENAS has also been admitted as an IAF MLA (Multi-Lateral Arrangement) signatory for Management System Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1 with a  Sub-scope level  4: ISO/TS 22003 and a Sub-scope level 5: ISO 22001, ISO 9001 & ISO14001.
    KENAS getting this MRA and MLA recognition acts as an internationally recognized ‘stamp of approval’ to demonstrate compliance with agreed standards and requirements.  This laudable recognition comes just two weeks after KENAS was admitted as a full signatory status as Arrangement Member of the AFRAC MRA by the AFRAC (African Accreditation Cooperation), thus attaining continental recognition status.
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    KENAS: We are a full signatory as an arrangement member of AFRAC

    KENAS has been awarded full signatory as an arrangement member of the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC). Kenya becomes the sixth country to sign up to the AFRAC MRA after a successful peer evaluation that was carried out in December 2016.
    Click here to access the full Statement from Ag. CEO
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    One year to ISO 9001 &14001 Transition Deadline
    IAF and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have published a joint statement to note that 15 September 2017 marks one year before all organisations certified to the 2008 version of the quality management system standard ISO 9001 and the 2004 version of the environmental management system standard ISO 14001 need to have been re-certified to the 2015 versions of these two standards. Click here to access the transition letter from IAF and ISO. 
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    Gratitude: Mr. Milgo's term as CEO comes to an end
    Former CEO of KENAS, Mr. Sammy Milgo (left) receives an appreciation certificate for service in the past six years from Board of Director, Ms. Nancy Muriuki. Mr. Milgo has completed two terms as the CEO of KENAS. The Board of Directors in KENAS has announced that the Ag. CEO is Ms. Susan Munyiri-Ochieng who is the Deputy Director of Technical Services while the recruitment process for a new CEO commences.

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    World Accreditation Day 2017

    The World Accreditation Day was held on 9th June, 2017 at Ole Sereni Hotel. The event was a full day’s activities with presentations from stakeholders in the Construction industry. Click below to download the World Accreditation Day 2017 brochure and presentations:
    WAD 2017 brochure

    1. Quality of building materials and the impact on construction
    2. Testing of materials used for construction
    3. Standards: Bringing sanity in the construction sector
    4. Energy Efficiency Standards and implementation in buildings and infrastructure
    5. Globalization and the construction industry in Kenya
    6. Improvement in mobility within Nairobi County
    7. Status and challenges in the construction industry
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    Public Notice: KS372 Passenger Vehicle Body Construction
    KENAS, NTSA, and KEBS entered into a MoU in 2016 to enhance quality in vehicle body inspection. The KS372 Standard for Passenger Vehicle Body Construction is to be implemented in May 2017. Click here for more details.
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    Public Sector Assurance Website
     www.publicsectorassurance.org. Visit the Public Sector Assurance website to access case studies that illustrate the value of conformity assessment, from around the world in key policy areas. These studies are backed up with research.