forensic inspection


ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation for Forensic Inspection Bodies

what is ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation for Forensic Inspection Bodies?

For criminal justice agencies, medical examiners offices, and private organizations performing scene investigation, medicolegal death investigation and work in other areas where professional judgement is of extreme importance, accreditation provides public confidence in the agency’s competence.

ANAB only uses subject matter experts with experience in the specific forensic discipline for which the agency is seeking accreditation. Our assessors are highly trained industry experts who meet rigorous technical requirements.

ANAB offers scoping which allows agencies to decide which aspect of their inspection to accredit.

ANAB partners with the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) of the Department of Justice to provide accreditation and training services in the international community.

ANAB is recognized under Texas Administrative Code to provide forensic accreditation.

Steps to ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation for Forensic Inspection Bodies

accreditation process steps
  • Quote
  • Application
  • Document Review
  • Accreditation Assessment
  • Corrective Action
  • Accreditation Decision
  • Surveillance and Reassessment

Forensic Inspection Body Disciplines

  • Anthropology
  • Digital and Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis
  • Documents Examination
  • Firearms and Toolmarks
  • Friction Ridge
  • Impressions
  • Medicolegal Death Investigation
  • Scene Investigation
  • And more

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Jan Girten

Senior Manager of Accreditation, Forensics


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Related Resources

MA 3033 Accreditation Manual explains the operational activities and responsibilities for ANAB and forensic inspection bodies.

MA 3033 Accreditation Manual is also available in Spanish.

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