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Registered Certification Body

Become a Registered Certification Body (RCB)

A Registered Certification Body is an organization which has been registered by voluntary ABF Group and granted permission to operate under the ISO 37001 Certification Scheme. This also gives the RCB the right to use the scheme logo on certificates they issue to organizations meeting the requirements of ISO 37001, which in turn gives credibility to the certification. There are currently more than 20 RCBs operating around the world, certifying organizations to ISO 37001 compliance through our globally recognized scheme. The ABF scheme is the market leader, with over 600 organizations certified so far.

How do we become an RCB?

One of the major requirements for registration under the Certification Scheme is that the Certification Body demonstrates its auditor independence and competence in Antibribbery standards. The purpose of this is to ensure the highest possible standards and hence maintain the value of the certification.

Therefore, if all RCB Auditors shall qualify themselves as per the certification bodies norms and from a recognised institute and pass the CB witness assessments

Currently RCB applications are only being accepted from Certification Bodies who are accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 by their relevant national accreditation body recognized by EA or IAF.

To submit an application form please download the Registered Certification Bodies (RCBs) Application Form, and e-mail the completed document to

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