Latest version IAF document MD 11 withdrawn


International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has withdrawn the last published version of document MD 11.

On July 3, 2019, the latest version of document MD11 (“IAF Mandatory document for the application of ISO / IEC 17021 for audits of integrated management systems”) was published. It has recently become apparent that a number of revised requirements in this version, in particular the Extended Audit Approach (EAA), cannot be applied in a constant manner by certification and accreditation bodies.

IAF has therefore decided to withdraw the MD11: 2019 version. A previously published version, MD 11: 2013, is effective again on December 13, 2020. This version can be found on the IAF website. The application of the Extended Audit Approach is therefore no longer permitted.

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