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World Accreditation Day


The theme for World Accreditation Day (WAD) 2023 is Supporting the Future of Global Trade.

The theme was approved by the IAF/ILAC Joint Executive Committee. 


Case studies:

IAF and ILAC are asking members to provide case studies highlighting accreditation efforts in support of this year’s theme for use in the WAD brochure, social media campaign and/or Public Sector Assurance and Business Benefits websites. If you have a case study to contribute, please fill out the attached template and forward it to or by 22 November 2022.

The template is also available on the members side of the IAF website here, and the members side of the ILAC website here.  

Poster contest:

As in previous years, IAF and ILAC are holding a poster contest to develop the official poster for World Accreditation Day 2023. The contest will run until the 22 November 2022 (23:59 UTC). The winner of the contest will receive USD 1,500, while the two runners-up will each receive USD 500. The contest rules and guidelines for entry can be viewed on the IAF website here, and the ILAC website here. Read about last year’s winners on the IAF website here and the ILAC website here. We look forward to receiving your submissions!


Since 2008, World Accreditation Day (WAD) takes place annually on June 9th.  This day is used to promote accreditation and each year concentrates on a specific theme, which highlights the benefits and importance of accreditation in that sector e.g Food, Supply chain, health etc.

It enables INAB as a member of the International Accreditation Forum, the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation and all members and stakeholders in the conformity assessment community acknowledge and promote the benefits and value of accreditation.


Access to previous WAD materials by INAB

Access to previous promotional material from IAF and ILAC
To access the previous themes and materials to promote WAD – please visit the IAF website here.