Following the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) General Assembly vote on Thursday 25th November UKAS have announced that they will become Category B members. The exact definition and rights of Category B membership are still to be published. Both the Articles of Association and Rules of Procedure are currently with the EA legal team and are expected to be published in early 2022.

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.