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ANAB Forensic Guidance Documents

Guidance for Forensic Agencies Preparing for Accreditation, Reaccreditation, and Surveillance

Provides guidance for agencies seeking ANAB accreditation and can be used by agencies preparing for reaccreditation or surveillance.

Guidance on Scopes of Accreditation for Forensic Testing Agencies

To assist agencies in developing proposed scopes of accreditation to provide with their applications for accreditation and to encourage consistency in scopes of accreditation for agencies accredited by ANAB.

Guidance on ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation for Forensic Inspection Agencies

Explains the differences between ANAB programs for ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020 forensic accreditation and helps those interested in accreditation make informed decisions on which standard is appropriate. Also provides clarification on ANAB requirements for accreditation.

Guidance on Uncertainty and Traceability for Forensic Agencies

Designed for forensic agencies new to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation, traceability, and measurement uncertainty (MU). ISO/IEC 17020 has requirements for traceability and uncertainty of measurements when relevant for inspection agencies.