Where Do I Start?

    We recommend reviewing the ISO/IEC 17025 checklist, ANAB guidance documents, and the flow chart below to begin the accreditation process. Send email or call 414-501-5455, to begin discussions. You’ll find our employees very welcoming and ready to help.

    Determining your scope of accreditation is the next critical step. Your scope defines the specific calibrations and/or tests for which your organization will be accredited, and it helps us to determine the number of days needed for your on-site assessment. It’s not necessary to become accredited for all your organization’s capabilities, and it’s possible that the initial draft scope may not be your final scope of accreditation.

    This diagram outlines the ANAB accreditation process:

    Lab Accreditation Process

    What is ISO/IEC 17025 and What Does It Contain?

    ISO/IEC 17025 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration quality systems using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods. You can purchase ISO/IEC 17025 from ANSI.

    ISO/IEC 17025 consists of eight elements: Scope, Normative References, Terms and Definitions, General  Requirements, Structural Requirements, Resource Requirements, Process Requirements, and Management Requirements. There are also two informative annexes, on metrological traceability and management system, and a bibliography.

    ANAB ISO/IEC 17025 Request for Quote or call 414-501-5455.

    ANAB offers accreditation for numerous programs related to ISO/IEC 17025.

    Training

    ANAB provides public and private training courses for all the ISO standards for which we offer accreditation.

    Educational Webcasts

    ANAB’s free informational webcasts cover topics such as "The Top 10 Nonconformities in an ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory," "The Top 10 Nonconformities in an ISO/IEC 17025 Forensic Laboratory," and "The Do’s and Don’ts of an Internal Audit and Management Review."

    Consultants and Quality Manual Templates

    While ANAB does not provide any consulting services, we can refer you to independent consultants and sites that provide quality manual templates that could be helpful. Contact us for consultant options that could fit your particular needs.