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Environmental – ISO/IEC 17025 Testing Laboratory Accreditation

What is Environmental – ISO/IEC 17025 Testing Laboratory Accreditation?

The ANAB environmental testing laboratory accreditation program is designed to promote confidence in testing supporting the environmental industry and improve quality through assuring compliance with international standard ISO/IEC 17025 and applicable government and industry requirements.

Our goal through accreditation is increased acceptance of test results across the environmental industry and improve the quality of testing laboratories and the data they produce. ANAB has a long history of acceptance across the environmental industry including many local, state, and national authorities.

Accreditation promotes confidence in test results and will help move your testing laboratory toward acceptance in the environmental testing industry. Accreditation will provide a competitive advantage by increasing the quality of test results and supporting consistent testing laboratory operations.

ANAB accreditation managers and environmental testing experts have practical experience in the field and are often considered peers to the laboratories. The ANAB environmental testing laboratory accreditation program is well-established and is recognized nationally and internationally and should be your choice for environmental accreditation.

Steps to Accreditation

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Steps for Getting Accredited

  • Request a Quote
  • File Application
  • Prepare for Accreditation Assessment
  • Submit Documentation for Review
  • (Optional) Preliminary Assessment
  • Accreditation Assessment
  • Corrective Action (if applicable)
  • ANAB Accreditation Decision
  • Receive Accreditation Certificate

ISO/IEC 17025

General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories

ISO/IEC 17025 specifies the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories.

ISO/IEC 17025 is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel.

Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities, organizations and schemes using peer-assessment, accreditation bodies, and others use ISO/IEC 17025 in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories.

Talk to an Expert

Zaneta Popovska

Associate Director of Accreditation, Inspection, Laboratories, and Related Activities


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