ISO/IEC 17020 Inspection Bodies – Documents and Resources


Explains the operational activities and responsibilities of ANAB and its customers (excluding forensics and management systems certification bodies).

MA 2100, Accreditation Manual for Laboratory-Related Activities

Accreditation Requirements

Defines accreditation requirements for ISO/IEC 17020 inspection bodies (non-forensic). To be used in conjunction with MA 2100. Additional supplemental program-specific documents may apply.

AR 2252, ISO/IEC 17020 Inspection Bodies

Supplemental Accreditation Requirements

Voluntary add-on programs designed to meet the needs of industry, regulatory, and sector-specific requirements. These requirements are applied in addition to a ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation.

SR 2408, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: ISO 14034 ETV Accreditation Program

SR 2411, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: New York City Special Inspection Agency Accreditation Program

SR 2441, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: Field Evaluation Body Accreditation Program

Technical Accreditation Requirements

Mandatory and field-specific requirements enacted to strengthen the technical validity of inspection body accreditations. These requirements are applied in addition to a ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation.

TR 2502, Technical Accreditation Requirements: Inspection Program for Verification of Resistance Rating for Fire Doors and Frames

Administrative Process Rules

Defines ANAB requirements as related to the accreditation process.

PR 1018, Policy on Use of ANAB Accreditation Symbols and Claims of Accreditation Status

PR 2301, Accreditation Status

PR 2303, Assessment Activities

PR 2305, Delays Caused by the Customer

PR 2307, Multiple Location Accreditation

PR 2308, Transfer of Accreditation

PR 2310, Fees and Travel

PR 2311, Flexible Scopes of Accreditation (non-forensic)

PR 2316, Remote Assessment Activities

Change Notifications

Form used by existing customers to notify ANAB of official changes.

FM 2830, Client Notification

Guidance Documents

GD 2706, Guidance on Writing Standard Operating Procedures

Scopes of Accreditation

Defines the requirements for the development and drafting of scopes of accreditation for ISO/IEC 17020 accreditations.

PR 2361, Preparing a Draft Scope of Accreditation for ISO/IEC 17020 Inspection Bodies