Accreditation Manual

MA 3033, Accreditation Manual for Forensic Service Providers

Establishes policies for and describes the process for ANAB accreditation of forensic service providers.

Application

FA 3067, Forensic Service Provider Application for Accreditation

FA 3070, Application Appendix 5 Draft Scope for Inspection Bodies (AR 3055 or AR 3037)

FA 3071, Responsibilities and Obligations of the Customer

Requirement Documents and Checklists

AR 3055, ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Forensic Inspection Bodies Accreditation Requirements (effective June 1, 2017)

Describes ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body accreditation requirements for forensic agencies. Replaced MA 3012 on June 1, 2017.

AR 3037, ISO/IEC 17020:2012 International (Non-USA) Forensic Inspection Bodies Accreditation Requirements

This accreditation program is available as an option to forensic testing laboratories outside the United States as of June 1, 2017. This document describes the ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body accreditation requirements for forensic agencies under this program. Currently accredited forensic service providers that are interested in transitioning to this program can refer to the Notification of ANAB ISO/IEC 17020 Program Updates for more information.

PR 3081, Minimum Requirements for Assessment Activities ANAB AR 3055 Inspection Bodies Accreditation Program

PR 3082, Minimum Requirements for Assessment Activities ANAB AR 3037 International Inspection Bodies Accreditation Program

NAME Accreditation Checklist and Autopsy Checklist

Checklists of National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) requirements. Accreditation to these requirements is available through ANAB in conjunction with ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation. 

Guidance Documents

GD 3002, 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.

GD 3003, 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.

GD 3064, Example Scope of Accreditation for Forensic Service Providers Assessed to AR 3028, AR 3036, AR 3037, AR 3055

Other Documents

FM 3041, PT Alternative Approval

FM 3048, Non-accredited Calibration Provider Approval

FM 3056, PT/ILC Four-year Plan

FM 3058, ISO/IEC Document Ownership Certification

FM 6001, Appeal Form

FM 6002, Complaint Form