Korea Certification

No.1 of certification consulting performance in Korea, the consulting institution registered at the MSS



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  • ­ KS certification is a product certification system that is evaluated and recognized through a certification body as a system that can continuously produce products in conformity with the national standard, the Korean Industrial Standards (KS). Companies that have received the KS certification can display the KS mark (㉿) on their products or packaging to promote them, and receive benefits such as preferential purchase when procured by the government.
  • ­ KS certification promotes quality improvement and production efficiency improvement by introducing in-house standardization and quality management. In addition, it is a system to protect consumers by producing and distributing excellent industrial products.


Items or items for which examination standards have been established by being designated as items for mining or processing technology through the Industrial Standards Deliberation Council, as deemed necessary by the Director of the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards.

Products - Mining and industrial products that are not easy to identify quality and need to be marked that they meet the standards for consumer protection
- Mining and industrial products that correspond to raw materials and have a large impact on other industries
- Mining and industrial products that are concerned about significant quality deterioration due to monopolistic items/price fluctuations, etc.
Processing technologies - Processing technology that has reached the technical level set in the standard
- Processing technology that can improve quality or productivity by using the processing technology

* Our institution supports the establishment of KS standards and examination standards.

KS certification consulting

Protocol Dispatch one researcher on-site to diagnose and guide on-site practice
Content Companies preparing for new KS certification, regular audits, factory relocations, transfers, establishment of KS standards and examination standards (improving the level of quality management system according to KS standards and examination standards)
Duration Diagnosis/guidance: 15~20 M/D


If you apply for KS certification to a self-certification institution that produces products or processing technology that conform to Korean Industrial Standards, the certification institution and designated review institution examine the technical production conditions necessary for quality assurance. Then, if the quality of the product is tested by an accredited testing institution and it passes the relevant Korean industrial standard level or higher, the certification body issues a KS mark certificate after deliberation by the certification committee.

KS certification process

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  • * Certification Body : Korean Standards Association (http://www.ksa.or.kr/)
  • * Designated Audit Body : 14 institutions including the Korea Testing and Research Institute
  • * Accredited Testing Body : Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, regional Small and Medium Business Administrations, KOLAS testing institutes

Evaluation criteria

Evaluated item Assigned points
1. General standardization items
1) Promotion of standardization and quality management
2) Activities to promote in-house standardization and introduction of quality management
3) Education and training on quality management (minimum 50% of managers and executives)
4) Quality management personnel and technical staff Recruitment of manpower (minimum service time: 12 months)
5) Complaint handling and lot tracking
6) Management status of work environment and safety facilities
2. Materials management items
1) Degree of preparation of regulations for raw and subsidiary materials
2) Degree of audit of raw and subsidiary materials
3. Process control items
1) Adequacy of process control regulations
2) Adequacy and utilization of work standards
3) Degree of process control and interim audit
4. Product quality control items
1) Adequacy of regulations on product quality and audit methods
2) Adequacy of product audit
3) Product inspector’s work performance and reliability (within ±5%)
5. Manufacturing equipment management items
1) Possession of manufacturing facilities
2) Management status of manufacturing facilities
3) Lubrication management regulations and degree of implementation (including training hours)
6. Testing equipment management items
1) Inventory of testing equipment
2) Management status of testing equipment
3) Management to maintain precision and accuracy
Total (20 items) 100

Judgment criteria

Divided into factory audits and product audits

[Factory audit]
Passed when the score of 20 items in the KS examination criteria is at least 80 or higher
[Product audit]
Passed when the product quality test result set by the KS standard is above the standard value for all items
★ If both factory inspection (on-site inspection) and product inspection pass, the KS mark certificate is issued★

Reporting and obligations

1. Reported items
  • 1) Re-issuance of the certificate
  • 2) Reporting the results of corrective actions
  • 3) Reporting of discontinuations in production
  • 4) Reporting of resumption in production
  • 5) Reporting of production performance
2. Obligations
  • 1)
    Store and retain documents for five years (Enforcement Rule Article 19)
    • A. Documents related to the management of manufacturing and audit facilities
    • B. Documents related to self-inspection performance
    • C. Documents related to quality control
  • 2)
    Indications (universal - Enforcement Rule Article 13)
    • A. Standard name and standard number
    • B. Type, grade
    • C. Certification number
    • D. Date of manufacture
    • E. Manufacturer's name or its abbreviation
    • F. Certification body name
    • G. Mark

Preferential purchase system

The preferential purchase system for KS products is a system that allows national organizations, local governments, government-invested organizations, and public organizations to give KS products preference when purchasing goods. In other words, it is a system that promotes the standardization of the mining and manufacturing industries, and the rational use of goods by legally requiring only KS products to be used.

KS certification preferential purchase system

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