About National Center of accreditation

National Center of Accreditation (NCA) is a sole National Accreditation Body for conformity assessment defined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Resolution of the Government of RK ‘On Definition of Accreditation Body’ d.d. August 27, 2008, No.773).

NCA carries out its activities in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan d.d. July 5, 2008, ‘On Accreditation in the field of conformity assessment’, Standard of ST  RK ISO/IEC 17011-2006 ‘Conformity assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies.’, and other regulatory legal acts of RK, as well as the requirements of International Accreditation Organizations. 

NCA is self-financed company in the legal form of limited liability partnership with 100% State participation represented by the Committee of Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK MINT CTRM).

In carrying out its activities NCA is guided by the following principles:

  • Competency;
  • Independence;
  • Voluntariness;
  • Transparency in accreditation of conformity assessment;
  • Nondiscrimination;
  • Unity and integrity of accreditation system;
  • Inadmissibility of combining accreditation activities with conformity assessment activities;
  • Priority of using international and regional organizations’ standards for carrying accreditation activities.

The mission of NCA is assessment of technical competence of accreditation entities that ensures confidence in test, measurement results and conformity certificates.

The goal of NCA is to create conditions for protection of domestic market from hazardous and defective (substandard) products and reduce technical barriers in trade.