Certification is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “proof or a document proving that someone is qualified for a particular job, or that something is of good quality”.
In Halal sense the Halal Certificate is a document that provides an assurance that the products and services offered for Muslim population, in particular, are in compliance with the requirements of Islamic law. It is basically a process which ensures the features and quality of the products being certified are in accordance with the rules or Standards established by relevant Competent Authority. The expected end result of a Halal Certificate is that the products and services to be certified can use of the Halal mark.
Typically a Halal Certification is conducted by an independent accredited body and covers products and their components, services, people and systems.