The Accreditation Board For U.S. Manufacturers

About AMAF

AMAF (American Manufacturers Accreditation Forum) is the first pro-American accreditation body For U.S. manufacturers certified to quality management standards (ISO, AMCA, ANSI, SAE, ASTM, IEC, Nadcap, etc.)

AMAF Accreditation

AMAF (American Manufacturers Accreditation Forum) exclusively accredits and over-sees US-based manufacturing facilities, machine shops, fabricators, plastic molders, and other industrial suppliers. AMAF is the only globally recognized accreditation body (AB) operating as an online marketplace for the custom manufacturing sector of the United States. AMAF was pioneered by Manufacturing Partners (, a trade association of machine shops, fabricators and other custom manufacturers & suppliers founded in 2005. AMAF is proudly the First pro-American accreditation body For U.S. manufacturers certified to quality management standards such as ISO, AMCA, ANSI, SAE, ASTM, IEC, Nadcap, etc.

AMAF Accreditation

AMAF is involved in the accreditation of all ISO international standards as well as American quality standards set forth independently by AMCA and ISO, respectfully. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. Founded on 23 February 1947, the organization develops and publishes worldwide technical, industrial and commercial standards. For more information visit

AMCA is the first pro-American quality certification specifically for U.S. based manufacturers, machine shops and other industrial suppliers. Being AMCA certified ensures your company is recognized for quality, reliability and leadership integrity. AMCA is internationally recognized as the ‘Gold Standard In American Quality’ within the manufacturing sector by integrating American quality standards and ISO international standards. AMCA adheres to portions of the ‘Buy American Act’ and its own Save American Manufacturing Movement (SAMM) as part of its qualification guidelines. Learn more about AMCA-ISO at 

AMAF accredits certification bodies (registrars) specializing in the following standards developed by The International Organization for Standardization (ISO):

ISO 9000

ISO’s most popular standard developed by is that of ISO 9000-9001. ISO 9000 is a series of 14 different quality management system (QMS) standards. Of these, it is believed ISO 9001:2015 is the most popular.

ISO 14001

ISO 14000 is a family of standards relating to the environment. It establishes requirements for an Environmental Management System (EMS).

ISO 27000

This family of standards concerns information technology, with the goal of improving security and protecting company assets.

ISO/TS 16949

ISO/TS 16949 refers to the automotive industry. It is one of ISO’s oldest standards for manufacturers and suppliers of automobiles, parts, components and related serives. TS stands for Technical Specification.

ISO 22000

This standard is focused on the development and implementation of a food safety management system, and can help any organization that works in the food chain and food processing equipment.

ISO 50001

This standard was developed for for organizations to maintain an effective, cost-efficient Energy Management System (EMS). The standard is dedicated to improving energy usage and efficiency.

ISO 13485

This standard is associated with the medical devices and equipment industry. ISO 13485 is ideal for manufacturers and suppliers of medical implants, components and supplies in the healthcare industry.

ISO 31000

The is ISO’s risk management standard created in 2009. The standard was developed to create a universally recognized program to reduce risk, eliminating the need for the many standards in other industries that include risk. ISO 31000 is especially useful for the IT industry.

Customer Accreditation System™

AMAF has co-developed CAS, a unique and highly efficient Customer Accreditation System. CAS ensures all certificates issued by authorized registrars are accredited by customers of firms achieving ISO/quality certification. In other words, a company’s certification must be approved by their own customers. This is done through a process of supplier performance ratings, internal assessment and customer interviews. Among other implementation.

CAS is an extremely effective quality management accreditation process. Primarily because a company’s customers are an ideal source to oversee and rate their products and services. As an innovative customer-driven accreditation system, CAS is revolutionizing quality certification. Other accreditation bodies such as ANAB, IAS and other AB’s have shown to be ineffective in the proper oversight of registrars. The large number of bogus ISO certificates entering the marketplace in 2020 has proven there is a critical need for a more effective accreditation (oversight) process. Traditional accreditation bodies can not compare to a company’s own customers when it comes to accrediting and approving quality management certifications.


AMAF Board of advisors over-sees the accreditation of registrars engaged in the certification of ISO/quality management systems, particularly for the U.S. manufacturing sector. Board meetings are held virtually every other week on Zoom. Usually Thursday evenings.

AMAF’s current Board is a small group of professionals that volunteer their time approximately 1-2 hours weekly to support the organization’s mission and purpose. Board members are currently in the process of electing a Chairperson, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. These leadership roles are expected to be fulfilled in early 2022.

The Board’s responsibilities include the oversight of certification bodies (CB’s), selecting and advising the executive as well as analyzing his/her performance. The Board if also responsible for As the only pro-American accreditation body, AMAF is committed to maintaining its independence from all foreign-led or foreign influenced oversight bodies. Therefore, the Board understands being a member is more than a resume builder. Members are required to follow through on attending meetings, supporting program initiatives, and having duty of loyalty. Members support and embody AMAF’s vision and put their personal and professional interests aside to be committed ambassadors to AMAF’s mission.

AMAF, Inc.

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