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ANAB Requirements for Forensic Labs


ANAB published an updated notification of 2017 accreditation requirements for forensic science testing and calibration labs.

Significant Events in the Pre-History of RAB


RAB President Emeritus George Lofgren explains why 2017 is a significant anniversary year in the history of RAB, the predecessor organization of ANAB.

ANAB and PRI Establish Agreement for Nadcap Accreditation


ANAB and PRI have a cooperative agreement to provide accreditation for materials testing laboratories seeking to meet the requirements of Nadcap and ISO/IEC 17025.

ANAB Accreditation and Forensic Reform in Mexico


A recent article in The Police Chief magazine details how ANAB accreditation is part of efforts to reduce crime rates and violence in Mexico.


Federal Government Advocates for Certification-Accreditation Infrastructure


OMB Circular A-119 reinforces the importance of government use of voluntary standards and the existing infrastructure for conformity assessment.

Allergan Control Group Announces Requirements for ANAB Accreditation


ACG published requirements for recognized Gluten-Free Certification Program CBs to transition to ANAB accreditation.

Comments Sought on ANAB-ASCLD/LAB Requirements


The public comment period for ANAB-ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements for forensic science testing and calibration laboratories closes December 9, 2016.

Myanmar TV Story on ANAB Lab Accreditation


Myanmar TV featured a story about the country's Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab seeking ANAB accreditation.

What is Accreditation and How Does It Relate to Competence of Field Evaluation Bodies?


Accreditation, with a focus on field evaluation bodies, is discussed by ANAB's Natalia Larrimer in a recent issue of IAEI Magazine.

Nebraska Crime Lab Attains Dual Accreditation


The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services Division Crime Lab became the first law enforcement agency in Nebraska with a CSI unit dual accredited by ANAB.

ANAB-ABFT Alliance


ANAB will administer the ABFT accreditation program on behalf of the ABFT under a new strategic alliance between ANAB and ABFT.


ANAB Signs IAAC MLA for Medical Devices


ANAB is now a signatory of the IAAC MLA for accreditation of medical devices management systems certification bodies.

ANAB Offers Accreditation for Gluten-Free Certification


ANAB now offers accreditation for CBs providing audits and certification of management systems meeting the requirements of the Gluten-Free Certification Program.

ANAB and NAME Form Strategic Alliance


ANAB and NAME have formed a strategic alliance whereby ANAB will administer the NAME accreditation program on behalf of NAME.

ANAB and ASCLD/LAB Merge Operations


ANAB has signed an affiliation agreement with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board, merging ASCLD/LAB into ANAB.


IAAC Approves ANAB for Food Safety and Information Security


ANAB is now a member of the IAAC MLAs for accreditation of food safety and information security management systems certification bodies.

ANAB dba L-A-B Launches Accreditation for DoD Program for Munitions Clean Up


ANAB dba L-A-B offers accreditation for geophysical testing organizations for the DoD Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation Program (DAGCAP).

EPA Finds Recycling Standards Well Implemented


An EPA study found the certification programs for electronic waste recyclers are being implemented by auditors with thorough knowledge of the standards.

Government to Embrace Existing Standards and Certification-Accreditation Infrastructure


OMB directs government agencies to rely on existing standards and infrastructure for certification and accreditation instead of duplicating private-sector efforts.

Randy Long Quality Digest Article


An L-A-B study on noncompliances during ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation assessments found the most cited clauses were found in section 5.4.

Change in Management of SEP Accreditation Program


ANAB will assume management responsibilities for the ANSI/MSE 50021 Superior Energy Performance verification body accreditation program.

Assuring Success Scheme


IIOC launched it Assuring Success scheme, featuring videos on ISO 9001, ISO 14401, and generic assurance services

ANAB Acquires L-A-B


ANAB has acquired Accreditation Services Bureau, d.b.a. Laboratory Accreditation Bureau.

ANAB's Bencivenga on Forensic Standards


ANAB Accreditation Manager Pat Bencivenga explains which standards are standard for forensic agencies in a recent article for Forensic Magazine.

ANAB Accredits Arlington, TX, PD Crime Scene Unit


The Arlington, TX, Police Department Crime Scene Unit has earned ANAB accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020.

Energy Star in Congressional Crosshairs


An article in the October 2015 issue of Consumer Reports details efforts by congressional leaders to weaken the Energy Star program, under which products are identified by a distinctive logo to help consumers identify energy-efficient models.

ANAB Offers First IFS Food Store Inspection Accreditation in Americas


ANAB now offers the first accreditation program to the new IFS Food Store third-party retail inspection standard in the Americas.

New Requirements for DoD ELAP


ANAB is implementing new requirements for the DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.

DHS Recognizes ANAB for P25 CAP


ANAB is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security as an accrediting body for the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program.

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board to Move to Single ANAB Brand


The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board is moving from the current ANAB, ACLASS, and FQS brands to the single ANAB brand in 2015.

Greenaway Named to Quality Committee for Forensics


NIST has appointed ANAB COO Keith Greenaway to serve on the Quality Infrastructure Committee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees. The committee will hold its first meeting in August 2014.

Communique Clarifies ISO/IEC 17020 Relationship with ISO 9001


ILAC, IAF, and ISO have published a joint communiqué clarifying the relationship between ISO 9001 and the management systems requirements of ISO/IEC 17020. The document is available to download from the ILAC and the IAF websites.

ACLASS and FQS Sign International Cooperation Agreement for Inspection


The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board d/b/a ACLASS and FQS has signed the Asia-Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) for inspection.

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board Acquires FQS


The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board has acquired Forensic Quality Services, Inc. (FQS), expanding the company's range of conformity assessment services to include accreditation of forensic testing agencies.

Standards Announced for Private Sector Preparedness


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement of adoption of standards for the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification (PS-Prep) program marks a major milestone.

Should Laboratories be Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 or Certified to ISO 9001?


When selecting a supplier to fulfill your testing, calibration, or measurement needs, you must be sure that they can supply you with accurate and reliable results.