Home » Resources » FAQ FAQ About ASI Accreditation How does ASI ensure its impartiality? What is the difference between certification and accreditation? What are the obligations of a CAB? Who decides on the interpretation if a standard is not clear? What is the ASI accreditation process? How does ASC Chain of Custody accreditation work? How does the SBP accreditation transfer process work? ASI Dispute Management What are Appeals and how are they handled? What are Incidents and how are they handled? What are Complaints and how are they handled? ASI Assessments What are the different types of assessment that ASI conducts? What is a Traceability and Forensics Assessment? What is a Technical Expert and what is their role in an ASI assessment? Information for CABs and Applicant CABs Who can apply for accreditation? How does ASI ensure compliance after the initial accreditation? How are ASI findings issued, managed and followed-up? What do CABs and CHs need to know in the case of CAB suspension? Relationship between ASI and Certificate Holders Can ASI overrule a CBs assessment of a certificate holder? Does ASI have the right to suspend a certificate holder? What is the effect of ASI assessments on certificate holders? Does ASI issue nonconformities to certificate holders?