APPLICATIONS

MANUAL

MA 2100, Accreditation Manual for Laboratory-Related Activities

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

ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS

AR 2250, ISO/IEC 17025 Testing Laboratories

Defines accreditation requirements for ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratories (non-forensic). To be used in conjunction with MA 2100 (see Manuals above). Additional supplemental program-specific documents may apply.

AR 2251, ISO/IEC 17025 Calibration Laboratories

Defines accreditation requirements for ISO/IEC 17025 calibration laboratories (non-forensic). To be used in conjunction with MA 2100 (see Manual above).

AR 2201, Control and Use of Accreditation Symbol

Defines mandatory requirements for control and use of the ANAB accreditation symbol, and applies to all organizations accredited by ANAB.

SR 2401, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 Calibration Laboratories

SR 2402, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: ANSI/NCSL Z540.3, Subclause 5.3, Calibration Laboratories

SR 2412, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: FCC Recognition of Accredited Testing Laboratories

Defines supplemental requirements for accreditation and designation of testing laboratories under the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Office of Engineering.

SR 2413, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: Energy Star Laboratory Accreditation Program

Defines supplemental requirements for accreditation of laboratories to the requirements of the EPA Energy Star program.

SR 2416, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: Food Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program

Defines supplemental requirements for accreditation to Food Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program requirements for labs performing chemical and/or microbiological analyses in the examination of food products, ingredients in the production of food, in-process food samples, environmental samples pertinent to foods, and final products.

SR 2420, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program

Defines supplemental requirements for accreditation of laboratories to the requirements of the Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP).

SR 2428, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: Project 25 Conformity Assessment Program for Testing Laboratories

Defines supplemental requirements for accreditation of laboratories to the requirements of the Project 25 Conformity Assessment Program (P25 CAP).

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS RULES

PR 2301, Accreditation Status

Applies to all customers and provides definitions and specific administrative process for accreditation statuses.

PR 2303, Assessment Activities

The assessment process determines the customer’s compliance with the requirements of the relevant accreditation standards, ANAB accreditation requirements, and any supplemental requirements, and the technical competence to the scope of accreditation. Various activities are used, both on-site and remotely, to evaluate conformance. Assessment activities include all locations where key activities of the customer are performed.

PR 2305, Delays Caused by the Customer

Defines the process when, for whatever reason, a customer delays the accreditation process during the application or assessment stage, and applies to all applicant and accredited customers.

PR 2307, Multi-Site Accreditation

Defines ANAB's process to determine, apply, manage, and accredit multiple-facility organizations (main, satellite, and temporary), mobile, and on-site conformity assessment services of the customer.

PR 2308, Transfer of Accreditation

Defines ANAB's process when an accredited customer seeks to transfer accreditation to ANAB.

PR 2310, Fees and Travel

Defines assessment fees ANAB charges customers and the required travel requirements for ANAB assessors and technical experts.

PR 6000, Appeals and Complaints

Applies to all customers and stakeholders and provides administrative process rules for appeals and complaints.

GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

GD 2700, Guidance on Reporting Uncertainty of Measurement for Calibration Laboratories

Provides guidance on uncertainty requirements for ANAB-accredited laboratories that perform calibrations.

GD 2701, Guidance on Corrective Action and Cause Analysis

Establishes guidelines, clarifications, and recommendations for specific ISO/IEC 17025 requirements, and specific policies and instructions as defined by ANAB.

GD 2701.01, Guidance on Corrective Action and Cause Analysis (presentation)

GD 2702, Guidance on Interpolation and Extrapolation of Calibration Data

Provides guidance on interpolation and extrapolation of calibration data as related to calculating measurement uncertainties and the expression of those uncertainties on the customer’s scope of accreditation and any accredited calibration or testing reports.

GD 2702.01, Guidance on Interpolation and Extrapolation of Calibration Data (presentation)

GD 2703, Guidance on Purchasing and Evaluation Calibrations

Provides general accreditation guidance for accredited customers to purchase calibrations that are fit for their intended purpose.

SCOPES OF ACCREDITATION

PR 2350, Preparing a Draft Scope of Accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 Testing Laboratories

To assist in drafting scopes of accreditation and to clarify ILAC guidance documents and ANAB requirements, while helping standardize formats across the range of potential ISO/IEC 17025 accredited tests.

FM 2850, ISO/IEC 17025 Testing Scope Template (contact ANAB)

PR 2351, Preparing a Draft Scope of Accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 Calibration Laboratories

To assist in drafting scopes of accreditation and to clarify ILAC guidance documents and ANAB requirements, while helping standardize formats across the range of potential accredited calibrations in the sphere of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited operations.

FM 2880, ISO/IEC 17025 Calibration Scope Template (contact ANAB)

OTHER DOCUMENTS

FM 2804, Technical Competence Evaluation (OPIEF) (contact ANAB)

FM 2805, PT/ILC Four-year Plan

FM 2806, Proficiency Testing Alternative Approval

FM 2807, Traceability and In-house Calibration Tracking (contact ANAB)

FM 6001, Appeal Form

FM 6002, Complaint Form

CL 2900.01, ISO/IEC 17025 General Accreditation Requirements Checklist (contact ANAB)

CL 2900.02, ISO/IEC 17025 Surveillance Assessment Checklist for SA1, SDR, SDA (contact ANAB)

CL 2900.03, ISO/IEC 17025 Surveillance Assessment Checklist for SA2 (contact ANAB)

CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS

FM 2830, Client Notification 

Used by customers to notify ANAB of any organizational changes, such as change of name, ownership, location, contact information, management, key personnel, accounting information, unsatisfactory PT/ILC, or scope of accreditation.