UKAS confirmed membership of EA

14 December 2021

On 30th November 2021, UKAS circulated the email below announcing that their membership of European co-operation Accreditation (EA) had been agreed at an EA General Assembly vote on 25th November.

UKAS is delighted to announce that our membership of the European co-operation for Accreditation, EA, has been assured following a General Assembly vote on Thursday 25th November. 


UKAS believes that continued membership of EA brings huge benefits to UKAS accredited bodies and to the UK, mainly through the EA Multilateral Agreement, MLA, which delivers recognition across the European region outside the regulated space. It also enables UKAS to continue to be a signatory to the mutual recognition arrangements operated by ILAC and IAF, providing our customers with world-wide coverage. From 2022, UKAS will continue as an EA ‘Category B’ member, with a reduction in certain rights, such as the ability to vote on issues that impact on the EU and its single market.

A full post with our concerns regarding the implications of the words '......outside the regulated space' in this announcement can be read on the BASA Members ony area here

Written by: UKAS