• KENAS – National Accreditation Body (KENYA)

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

The Accreditation Process is easy to follow. Click here to access the steps towards accreditation explaining the entire process if you are seeking our accreditation services.

Click here to download accreditation application form.

Click here to download the accreditation agreement.


  1. Transition guideline for ISO 17025:2017 edition.Click here to access the transition document.
  2. The 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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Download the latest issue of the Accreditation Newsletter Issue No. 22

Download the previous issue of the Accreditation Newsletter Issue No. 21

Click here to access past issues of the Accreditation Newsletter.



Click here to access the e-learning modules which are a valuable resource for gaining insights into accreditation.


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    30 Days left - ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 TRANSITION STATEMENTS
    Click here to see the news release.
  2. 2
    Kenas CEO Transition Statement
    Click here to see Kenas CEO transition statement.
  3. 3
    CS Peter Munya's Transition Press Statement
    Click here to read Press Statement by Hon. Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives
  4. 4
    KEBS Transition Statement
    Click here to see KEBS transition statement.
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    SGS Transition Statement
    Click here to see SGS transition statement.
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    Bureau Veritas Transition Statement
    Click here to see BVCK transition statement.
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    KENAS Celebrates its achievement as ILAC MRA & IAF MLA Signatory
    KENAS held celebrations on 7th June 2018 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) for achieving international recognition as full signatory members to the ILAC mutual recognition agreement as well as the IAF multi-lateral arrangement. This international recognition means that test reports or certificates issued by KENAS accredited laboratories, inspection and certification bodies are now accepted worldwide – once tested, inspected or certified accepted everywhere. International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) have been co-operating since 2001 to achieve improved alignment of their work programmes where this has potential to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of accreditation activities worldwide.
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    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
    KENAS held a seminar to mark the World Accreditation Day. Stakeholders from various sectors of the economy participated and engaged in plenary discussions around the theme: Accreditation: Delivering a Safer World. The one day workshop featured an engaging and interactive session with presentations delivered by various speakers on the value and contribution of accreditation as an enabler towards the realization of the Big Four Agenda. Some of the areas covered by presenters included safe transport, safety in the workplace and construction; safe food, water, and products, safety in health facilities – control and prevention of infections and safety in general to all aspects of our lives.
    Giving his keynote address, the PS, State Department of Trade under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Dr. Chris Kiptoo stated that the theme is timely as it attempts to raise global awareness on the importance of Accreditation in ensuring a safer world in all aspects of human life. “To deliver on a safe world, standards, conformity assessment, and accreditation are well established and accepted tools that are used. I am pleased to inform you that Kenya as a founder member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a signatory to the Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement (TBT) is using these tools. The Institutions established to use these tools are the Kenya Bureau of Standards and the Kenya Accreditation Services. These are reputable institutions and have enabled Kenya to participate in international.”
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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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    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.