ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 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.

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.

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 provides accreditation for integrated accreditation to multiple standards and many industry-specific programs, including these programs based on ISO/IEC 17025:

AAFCO Feed Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program

ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 and ANSI/NCSL Z540.3

AOAC Food Testing Requirements

Cannabis Testing (Medical Marijuana)

CPSC Requirements for Children's Products

Detection of Suspect/Counterfeit Parts Under AS6171

Department of Defense Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation Program (DAGCAP)

Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP)

Department of Energy Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP)

EPA Drinking Water Cryptosporidium Testing

EPA Energy Star Laboratory Accreditation Program

EPA National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP)

EPA Regional Drinking Water Laboratories

EPA Toxic Substances Control Act Title VI Formaldehyde Accreditation Program

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Telecom 

Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies 21 CFR Part 58 § A-F and J

GSA Gaming Hardware and Software

ILAC G7 Horseracing Laboratories


ISED Canada Recognition of Accredited Testing Laboratories

Nadcap Testing Laboratories

National Environmental Field Activities Program (NEFAP) Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations (FSMOs) – TNI Standard Volume 1

Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP)

TNI Non-Governmental Accreditation Body Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NGAB ELAP)

U.S.-Mexico Telecom Program

VCCI Council Accreditation Program

Accreditation Process

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