The purpose of these instructions is to describe the AGAH AFARIN ARIA CERTIFICATE symbol, the
general regulations & rights of the customers in relation to using the symbol granted upon a
certificate, the obligations during its recall or withdrawal of certification, as well as the
implications for misuse or unauthorized use of the granted accreditation symbol.
These instructions are for use by all customer certified by AGAH AFARIN ARIA management system.
The customer certified by AGAH AFARIN ARIA management system has total responsibility for observing
these instructions as officially submitted.
A. The Shape of Accreditation Symbol
The shape & details of the relevant symbol for each of the management system programs are displayed
in the below. Those displayed are for QMS, EMS.
The original symbols are shown in 4×5.5 cm in black & white except for the Iranian flag colours
green & red. When necessary to reduce or increase the symbol size for a particular use, the
proportionate dimensions & shape shall be maintained. When used in a background colour other than
white, the background colour may replace the while background provided that colour is not strong or
the same colour as the flag green & red to dilute those colours or the text of the symbol. To use
the symbol in a
background colour matching the colours in the symbol the white background should be kept.
B. The Use of Accreditation Symbol
AGAH AFARIN ARIA has rules governing any management system certification mark that it authorizes
certified clients to use. These rules shall ensure, among other things, traceability back to the
certification body. There shall be no ambiguity, in the mark or accompanying text, as to what has
been certified and which certification body has granted the certification. This mark shall not be
used on a product nor product packaging nor in any other way that may be interpreted as denoting
AGAH AFARIN ARIA does not permit its marks to be applied by certified clients to laboratory test,
calibration or inspection reports or certificates.
AGAH AFARIN ARIA has rules governing the use of any statement on product packaging or in
accompanying information that the certified client has a certified management system. Product
packaging is considered as that which can be removed without the product disintegrating or being
damaged. Accompanying information is considered as separately available or easily detachable. Type
labels or identification plates are considered as part of the product. The statement shall in no
way imply that the product, process or service is certified by this means. The statement shall
include reference to:
— identification (e.g., brand or name) of the certified client;
— the type of management system (e.g., quality, environment) and the applicable standard;
— the certification body issuing the certificate.
AGAH AFARIN ARIA has through legally enforceable arrangements require that the certified client:
a) conforms to the requirements of AGAH AFARIN ARIA when making reference to its certification
status in communication media such as the internet, brochures or advertising, or other documents;
b) does not make or permit any misleading statement regarding its certification;
c) does not use or permit the use of a certification document or any part thereof in a misleading
d) upon withdrawal of its certification, discontinues its use of all advertising matter that
contains a reference to certification, as directed by AGAH AFARIN ARIA
e) amends all advertising matter when the scope of certification has been reduced;
f) does not allow reference to its management system certification to be used in such a way as to
that the certification body certifies a product (including service) or process;
g) does not imply that the certification applies to activities and sites that are outside the scope
h) does not use its certification in such a manner that would bring the certification body and/or
certification system into disrepute and lose public trust.
AGAH AFARIN ARIA exercise proper control of ownership and shall take action to deal with incorrect
references to certification
status or misleading use of certification documents, marks or audit reports.
Also, client can use in following situation:
The certification mark can only be used within the validity date of the certificate.
If the scope of the certification is reduced, you must correct the relevant advertisement or
Acquired certification cannot be used for product or service certification.
When certification is canceled, suspension of the certification mark using and any use of the
certification mark shall be
Please note that the use of the certification mark will be evaluated at the surveillance audit.