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Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO)
By virtue of Department of Trade and Industry Administrative Order (DAO) No. 04:2006, the PAO was created and mandated to handle the accreditation of certification bodies, inspection bodies, testing, and calibration laboratories.
The PAO accreditation schemes conform to PNS ISO/IEC 17011:2004 - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies (CABs) and other relevant ISO and international guidance documents.
To ensure the credibility of its accreditation process, the PAO engages the services of Technical Assessors/Experts from various industries and specialized agencies.
The PAO is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC). The PAO is a signatory member of the multilateral recognition arrangement (MLA) for quality management system (QMS) and environment management system (EMS) of PAC. The PAO is also a signatory member of the mutual recognition arrangement for testing and calibration of APLAC.
The established quality management system of PAO revolves on its total commitment to provide confidence to results of certification, inspection, testing, calibration, and other conformity assessment activities, simultaneously ensuring measures to safeguard impartiality and objectivity of its accreditation process.
Philippine Accreditation Office
3/F Trade and Industry Bldg.
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City
Tel. No.: (+632) 751.3127 to 28
Fax No.: (+632) 751.3262