IACS Quality System Certification Scheme

IACS Quality Policy

IACS promotes continual improvement of its Members’ performance in the pursuit of high levels of safety of life, property and protection of the maritime environment. IACS encourages and supports its Members to deliver:

  • high levels of technical expertise and competence;
  • integrity, impartiality and ethical practices; and
  • excellence of services either acting as a Classification Society or as a Recognized Organization.

In striving to achieve the above objectives, IACS Members have established, implemented and work in compliance with the robust and independently audited Quality System Certification Scheme.

The long-standing scheme has been amended such that audits and assessment of compliance with the QSCS are now carried out by independent external Accredited Certification Body(ies) ("ACB"), rather than IACS's own auditors. The Scheme can be applied equally by IACS Members and non-IACS classification societies (including non-Applicants for IACS Membership).


The details of the scheme are given in IACS Procedures, Volume 3, IACS Quality Systems Certification Scheme (QSCS).

A list of ACBs meeting the requirements of the Scheme can be downloaded here.

The policy regarding complaints is given in Annex 4 of the Procedures mentioned above.

IACS QSCS Operations Centre
c/o IACS Ltd
4 Matthew Parker Street
Westminster, London SW1H 9NP
TEL: +44 (0)20 7976 0660

Email: qscs.ops@iacs.org.uk

Quality Secretary: Jonathan Spremulli
Audit Manager: Sean O'Neil
Audit Manager: Darko Muic
Assistant to Quality Secretary: Tanya Cross

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