American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

Publicly Available Requirements and Policies

Publicly available requirements and policies relevant to this program are listed below. Checklists with text from ISO standards may be obtained from A2LA by logging in to the CAB Portal or by submitting the Ownership Confirmation form (identified on the Application Forms page for this program) to an A2LA representative.

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General Requirements

R101 - General Requirements: Accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratories 12/14/2016
R102 - Conditions for Accreditation 12/16/2015
R103 - General Requirements: Proficiency Testing for ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratories - 2013 (pdf) 09/19/2013
R103a - Annex: Proficiency Testing for ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratories 05/16/2016
R104 - General Requirements: Accreditation of Field Testing and Field Calibration Laboratories 07/30/2015
R105 - Requirements When Making Reference to A2LA Accredited Status 06/15/2015

Information and Instructional Documents

I105 - Typical Steps in Preparing for the Accreditation Process for Testing and Calibration Laboratories 05/12/2015
I106 - Available Proficiency Testing Programs 12/28/2016
I109 - Fields of Accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratories 01/04/2016

Policies

P102 - A2LA Policy on Metrological Traceability 06/09/2016
P103 - Policy on Estimating Measurement Uncertainty for Testing Laboratories 02/04/2016
P103e - Annex: Policy on Estimating Measurement Uncertainty for Forensic Conformity Assessment Bodies 04/12/2013
P115 - Technical Consensus Decisions from the Forensic Examination Advisory Committee (FEAC) 01/21/2016
P118 - Technical Consensus Decisions from the Life Sciences Advisory Committee 03/23/2015

Specific Requirements

R221 - Specific Requirements: Forensic Examination Accreditation Program (Testing) 10/14/2015