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ANAB offers accreditation for numerous programs related to ISO/IEC 17025.
Accreditation to ISO /IEC 17025 can help move your organization toward global recognition, consistent operations, and a competitive advantage. ANAB assessors evaluate the laboratory’s ability to produce precise, accurate test and calibration data. Facilities are regularly reassessed to ensure technical expertise is maintained. We offer accreditation for unique scopes and customized test areas.
Video: Matt Sica and Roger Muse discuss the steps to accreditation and how ANAB partners with the laboratory throughout the process.
ISO/IEC 17025 specifies general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration quality systems using standard methods and laboratory-developed or modified methods.
The standard consists of general, structural, resource, process, and management system requirements. The general, structural, and management system requirements relate primarily to the operation and effectiveness of the laboratory’s quality management system and the laboratory organization itself. The resource and process requirements include factors that determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and calibrations the laboratory conducts.
We believe in a partnership approach to assessments. Our assessors are highly trained industry experts who meet rigorous technical requirements. Our customers value the skill of our employees and assessors in providing fast and helpful service. ANAB has a 97% customer retention rate and is highly regarded in the accreditation community.
When undergoing an accreditation assessment, you want assessors who are not just skilled and knowledgeable but also individuals who know how to engage in a courteous, congenial and meaningful manner. This is how working with ANAB makes the difference. No matter who you deal with at ANAB, we serve our customers in a way that sets us apart from the others and reflects our organizational culture.
As a non-profit, non-government entity, ANAB operates with the freedom and speed of a private entity and without the burden of a profit-first mentality. We work closely with many U.S. federal agencies, including sponsorship of accreditation programs, auditing on the agency’s behalf, and directly accrediting the agencies themselves.
ANAB is recognized internationally in accrediting organizations to ISO/IEC 17025. This recognition assures global acceptance of ANAB-accredited laboratories' test reports and calibration certificates for the purposes of free trade and regulatory acceptance. ANAB maintains membership in the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and its regional cooperations, IAAC and APAC.