AS6171 Assessment of Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts

ANAB provides accreditation of laboratories performing detection of suspect/counterfeit aerospace parts to the requirements of AS6171, Test Methods Standard.

Laboratories must meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, AS6171, and AS6171 slash sheets.

The purpose of AS6171 is to standardize practices to detect suspect counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts and to ensure consistency of test techniques and requirements across the supply chain. The assessment detailed in the SAE AS6171 standard determines the types of defects detected using a specified test plan so the lab can provide a certificate of conformance to the end user.

Laboratories seeking accreditation for this program must demonstrate the capability to work under conditions of low relative humidity as outlined in Appendix B of AS6171.

Program Documents (including FA 2004, MA 2100, AR 2250, SR 2429, and other documents)

SAE AS 6171A-2018: Test Methods Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical, Electronic, And Electromechanical Parts

Request a quote for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and AS6171, or for more information, contact Mark Farnbauch, at or 414-501-5340.

Anyone involved with counterfeit electronics inspections and tests and anyone who would like to learn more about the programs for verification of test protocols with respect to Counterfeit Electronics can register for the Aug 25 ANAB webinar AS 6171 - Counterfeit Electronics Testing.