A Certification Body must be fully conversant and comply with the relevant standards and criteria to be accredited. The purpose of the onsite (office) audit is to assess the degree and effectiveness of the implementation of the applicant certification body’s system within its defined scope. During the office audit, the Certac accreditation auditors will review the organization's procedures, documents, records and files, and conduct interviews with staff. The office audit may result in the issuance of non-conformities. Such non-conformities must be addressed prior to moving forward in the accreditation process.