ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Accreditation


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Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is a rewarding process to move your organization toward global recognition, consistent operations, and sustaining a competitive advantage. For suppliers seeking competent testing facilities, accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 with a scope of lab accreditation appropriate for the calibration or testing required provides the needed assurance.

ACLASS is one of the few multi-disciplinary bodies offering lab accreditation in many different areas of calibration and testing. We also accredit companies for unique scopes and customized test areas. The application form includes a list of calibration/measurement and testing parameters.

The accreditation process begins when ACLASS receives your completed application form and fee. At this point, your organization is ready to begin the accreditation journey and is on its way toward experiencing the value-added benefits of certification.

Although a laboratory does not have to become accredited for all its capabilities, the scope of specific calibrations and/or tests defines your accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025. To ensure consistency, the format is written in accordance with NIST811, Guidelines for the Expression of SI Units. Also refer to the ACLASS Guidance on Scopes of Accreditation.

Technical assessors conduct a thorough evaluation of all factors relevant to a laboratory's ability to produce precise, accurate calibration and test data. Accredited labs are regularly re-examined to ensure that they maintain their standards of technical expertise. In addition, they may be required to participate in proficiency testing programs or inter-laboratory comparisons as an ongoing demonstration of their competence.

This diagram outlines the ACLASS accreditation process:

ACLASS Accreditation Process

Video: Dr. Bill Hirt, ACLASS Director of Accreditation, discusses the proficiency testing required for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.

Video: Dr. Hirt answers the question, "Might I be exempt from the need to participate in proficiency testing for my accreditation?"

To learn more about ACLASS lab accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025, contact:

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