- Accreditation Scheme
- Certification Scheme
The overall objective of the National Quality Programme (NQP) is to implement the National Quality Plan aiming at strengthening and upgrading the national quality infrastructure to reach international recognition and to sustain the operation of conformity assessment bodies.
In light of the Egyptian Exports Doubling Strategy, the National Quality Programme aims at accrediting the public and private laboratories.
Accreditation is considered to be the key of conformity assessment system, all accreditation authorities were merged under the umbrella of the Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC).
EGAC is the sole accreditation body that is financially and decision making independent, and representing the point of view of all the interested parties and stakeholders.
From this perspective, the National Quality Programme supports (EGAC) to be a full fledged member in International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and in International Laboratories Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), in addition to create a database including a pool of assessors in various accreditation fields
(testing / calibration laboratories, inspection bodies and certification bodies) in accordance with the requirements of the ISO standards (17025, 17020, and 17021). As well as a database including all accredited testing and calibration labs in Egypt.