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The Mauritius Accreditation Service (MAURITAS)


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 systems
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.

MAURITAS RECOGNISED 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 2018.

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.


Latest News

World Accreditation Day 2024

The World Accreditation Day (WAD) is celebrated on 09 June every year. It was firstcelebrated in 2008 following a global initiative of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to promote the value of accreditation.

The theme for the year 2024 is Accreditation: Empowering Tomorrow and Shaping the Future.

This year's theme has been selected to demonstrate how accreditation can facilitate the integration and adoption of new technologies, particularly in industries and supply chains where precision, safety and quality are critical. WAD 2024 also aims to draw attention to how accreditation can provide confidence in new technologies, digitalization and sustainability claims as the world undergoes transformative change.

Click on the respective links to access the joint statement of the ILAC-IAF Chairs, this year's brochure, poster and video on the theme.

Joint Statement    Brochure    Poster    Video

The linksfor registration for the virtual event to be hosted by IAF/ILAC on 10.06.2024 will be updated here soon.

Follow ILAC and IAF on Twitter/Linkedin for more information


  • The accreditation of C-Lab Clinique Darne by C-Care has been transferred to C-Lab International Ltd - (C-Lab Darne) as C-Lab became an independent company.
  • The accreditation of C-Lab Wellkin Hospital by C-Care has been transferred to C-Lab International Ltd - (C-Lab Wellkin) as C-Lab became an independent company.
  • Publication of new Food Safety Standards-ISO 22003-1:2022 and IAF MD 27:2023
  • The accreditation of Abiolabs Ltd  -  Calibration Laboratory C003 has been re-instated as from 18 April 2024.


Events Gallery

World Accreditation Day (WAD) 2024 Celebrations

ILAC/IAF Mutual Recognition Arrangement


 

Our Vision

Achieving International Recognition

Our Mission

To provide a national, impartial and transparent mechanism for the accreditation of laboratories, certification and inspection bodies.
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 2023 - 2024