The Mauritius Accreditation
MAURITAS is the sole national accreditation body
and has been established under the Mauritius Accreditation Service Act
1998 as a department within the Ministry responsible for the subject of
Industrial Development to provide a national, unified service for the
accreditation of calibration and testing laboratories, inspection bodies
and certification bodies.
MAURITAS is responsible for the accreditation of:
• Certification bodies to ISO/IEC 17021-1 - Conformity assessment
-- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management
• Laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025 - General
requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
• Medical laboratories to ISO 15189 - Medical laboratories -- Particular
requirements for quality and competence
• Inspection bodies to ISO/IEC 17020 - Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.
MAURITAS certificates are a formal recognition
that an organization is technically competent to perform specific tasks.
BY ILAC MRA and IAF MLA
MAURITAS was admitted as a signatory member to the ILAC MRA and the
IAF MLA on 04 October 2018 and 17 October 2018 respectively. Further
to the 2018 Joint IAF-ILAC Annual Meetings on 22-31 October, the certificates
of recognition were presented to the Director of MAURITAS on 30 October
The IAF MLA scope of MAURITAS has been extended to include the
Sub-scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003; Sub-scope: Level 5: ISO 22000 for
Food Safety Management System since 05 November 2020.
Following the re-emergence of COVID-19 in Mauritius on 05 March 2021
and the resulting national lockdown, which started on 10 March 2021,
MAURITAS offices have been closed for the period 10 to 31 March 2021.
However, all MAURITAS officers were available via e-mail to respond
to queries from stakeholders.
MAURITAS is pleased to inform all its stakeholders that it has resumed
its office activities with a skeletal staff as from 01 April 2021 to
ensure business continuity. The re-opening of the MAURITAS Offices has
been done in line with very strict sanitary measures (click
here to view sanitary measures in place
MAURITAS will resume its on-site assessment activities and physical
meetings once the lockdown is lifted by the Government and when it is
deemed safe to perform such activities. In the meantime, you may phone
or e-mail us in case you have any queries.
05 April 2021
ILAC/IAF Mutual Recognition Arrangement
• Achieving International Recognition
• To provide a national, impartial and transparent
mechanism for the accreditation of laboratories, certification and inspection
• To achieve international recognition by becoming signatory to
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition
Arrangements (ILAC MRA) and International Accreditation Forum Multilateral
Recognition Arrangement (IAF MLA).
Our Performance Indicators for 2020 - 2021
||To maintain the number of assessments to be carried out
||To have Technical Assessors / Experts participating in conclaves
||At least 31
||Number of new accreditation granted
||At least 5
||To ensure that assessments are being carried out within the scheduled
||Within 1 month from scheduled dates
||To ensure that Accreditation Reports are being prepared within scheduled
||Within 1.5 months from clearance of all non-conformities raised
||To ensure Accreditation Reports are submitted to the Accreditation
Committee for decision making
||Within 1 month from signature of reports by Assessment Team
||To ensure internal audits are carried out as scheduled in Internal
||Within 15 days from scheduled months