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What Sets ANAB Apart for Forensic Accreditation

ANAB has provided accreditation of forensic service providers since 1982, making us the longest established provider of accreditation based on ISO standards for forensic agencies in the United States. We moved our programs for forensic service providers to a foundation based on ISO/IEC 17025 in 1999 and began offering accreditation of forensic inspection services to ISO/IEC 17020 in 2011.

Forensic testing, calibration, and/or inspection services can be provided by:

Crime laboratories Environmental testing laboratories
Law enforcement agencies Animal drug testing laboratories
Medical examiner offices Academic organizations
Breath alcohol calibration laboratories Public health organizations

Disciplines for which ANAB offers accreditation include but are not limited to:

Forensic Disciplines

Accreditation is based on assessment of an agency's technical qualifications and competence for conducting specific testing, calibration, and/or inspection activities within the scope of ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO/IEC 17020 and any relevant field-specific standards included in amplification documents. All ANAB forensic accreditation programs are based on ILAC G19, with the ANAB International (non-USA) programs focused on use of this international guidance document.

ANAB offers flexible scoping. An agency can determine which aspects of its testing, calibration, and/or inspection services to accredit.

ANAB issues an accreditation certificate only after nonconformities are resolved. This assures your customers that your agency is truly in compliance with the appropriate ISO standards.

Each accreditation cycle includes the initial on-site assessment for accreditation followed by regular surveillance activities to assess continued compliance with accreditation requirements.

Making the Case for Accreditation

Need help deciding or convincing others that accreditation is right for your organization? You can find case studies and research on the benefits and value of standards, accreditation, certification, inspection, and testing at the Business Benefits and Public Sector Assurance websites.

Learn more about the value of accreditation in the ANAB Accreditation for
Forensic Service Providers brochure.