Working with BRCGS as a certification body

If you're a certification body that wants to work with BRCGS you will need to be recognised by a National Accreditation Body and accredited to the ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Standard.

The 17065 Standard includes requirements for maintaining the confidentiality of information, independence and impartiality of the audit and certification process. It also sets out the need for documented procedures for the audit process; for the selection and training of auditors; and establishes the rights of clients to complain and appeal against decisions.

Recognition by an Accreditation Body

To work with us you will need to apply to a National Accreditation Body recognised by BRCGS.

Accreditation demonstrates your ability to carry out audits against standards such as our Global Standards. It also allows for independent verification of your certification body and the way you manage the audit and certificate issuing process. 

Becoming a BRCGS certification body

If you're a certification body who wants to register to work with BRCGS, please complete and return the certification body application form.

Find out what happens once you've sent your registration form by reading the application process document.

If successful, your certification body will then enter into a contract or framework agreement with BRCGS and abide by its requirements. These include forwarding details of all BRCGS audits carried out and the results of those audits.