What is ENAS?
Emirates National Accreditation System to accredit testing /calibration laboratories, certification bodies and inspection bodies.
How long will it take to become ENAS accredited?
We aim to minimize the time taken within ENAS to approximately three months. This time however does not include the time taken by the organization for preparation and corrective actions.
What is the difference between the terms "accreditation" and "registration"?
Accreditation is the formal recognition by an accreditation authority to the technical and organizational competence of a conformity assessment body to carry out a specific service in accordance to the standards and technical regulations as described in their scope of accreditation. Registration is the requirement of Ministry of Economy, Abu Dhabi, for issue or new license or renewal of existing license to laboratories in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi. This is NOT at all accreditation and the laboratories cannot claim to be accredited.
How much will it cost to become ENAS accredited?
Until we receive an application for accreditation which details the size of your operation it is very difficult to provide you with an accurate estimate as to what it will cost you to become ENAS-accredited. However, the current application fee and daily rates can be found under the Fee structure. However providing visa, travel tickets, pick & drop and hotel arrangements is to be paid the organization applying for accreditation.
Is the certificate issued by a ENAS accredited laboratory will be recognized in other emirates?
Yes as ENAS is the only federal accreditation body of UAE, the certificate is issued under the laboratory's scope of accreditation then the certificate should be recognized in all Emirates.