About Singapore Accreditation Council
The Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC), managed under the aegis of SPRING Singapore, was formed in 1996 as the national authority for the accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) in Singapore. We accredit testing, calibration laboratories, inspection and certification bodies. The work we do not only ensure our clients follow international standards and are competent and impartial in providing their services, it also helps facilitate international trade and eliminate the expense of re-audits and re-tests for end-users.
For more information, please visit www.sac-accreditation.gov.sg
The SAC operates the following accreditation schemes :
- Calibration and testing laboratories covering chemical, biological, environmental, medical, medical imaging, non-destructive testing, gaming and testing related to civil and mechanical engineering
- Inspection bodies for industrial pressure vessels and lifting equipment, structural steelwork, motor vehicles and cargo inspection
- Management system certification bodies covering Quality management system, Environmental management system, Occupational safety & health management system, HACCP based food management system, Food safety management system, Good Distribution Practice for Medical Devices and Business Continuity Management
- Product certification bodies
Other schemes include :
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
SPRING Singapore is the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Monitoring Authority in Singapore. The objective of the GLP Compliance Programme is to ensure certified facilities performing non-clinical safety testing in Singapore comply to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Principles of Good Laboratory Practice. The programme is based on a set of principles that provides a framework by which laboratory studies are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, reported and archived.
The GLP programme will help our enterprises’ research laboratories gain the acceptance of their environmental health and safety data into OECD countries, thus, reducing duplicative testing and shortening time-to-market for new products.
It will also provide assurance to both local and overseas regulators that the data from research laboratories is a true reflection of the results obtained from the studies. With GLP recognition, local data from non-clinical studies will enjoy greater access to international markets.
Since Jan 2010, Singapore became an adherent member of the OECD Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) framework. GLP studies conducted in Singapore will now be recognised in more than 30 OECD member and non-member countries.
How to apply?
Application Process for Certification, Inspection and Laboratory Accreditation
The SAC application process covers :
Step 1 – Basic Requirements
Step 2 – Access to Application Form
Step 3 – Application Submission
Step 1. Basic Requirements
To apply for SAC accreditation, a CAB must first provide evidence that it meets base requirements outlined in ISO/IEC 17020, 17021, 17025, Guide 65 and ISO 15189, and that it is a registered legal entity.
Step 2. Access to Application Form
Upon meeting the basic requirements, the CAB can download the specific application from SAC website or it can approach SAC to provide the CAB on information to download the specific application form.
Step 3. Application Submission
The CAB may submit the completed form, together with the relevant documents and application fee, to SAC. If the information is complete , the accreditation process proceeds as shown below :
Download the Procedures and Conditions for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Registration. (WORD format, 245kB)
Download the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) application form. (WORD format, 205kB).