ILAC’s international network of members consists of 151 organisations from 120 economies. This includes ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) signatories, Associates, Affiliates, Stakeholders and Regional Cooperation Bodies.
Since the formation of the ILAC MRA in 2000, the number of accreditation bodies worldwide has doubled.
As at 14 November 2016, there are 91 accreditation bodies from 95 different economies, that are signatories to the ILAC MRA . In addition, there are 28 accreditation bodies that are Associate and Affiliate members of ILAC and are working toward achieving ILAC MRA signatory status.
The ILAC MRA for calibration and testing laboratories came into effect on 31 January 2001. The ILAC MRA was then extended in October 2012 to include the accreditation of inspection bodies.
The accreditation bodies that are signatories to the ILAC MRA have been peer evaluated according to ISO/IEC 17011 to assess and accredit conformity assessment bodies (CABs) according to the relevant international standards.
There are currently over 52,000 laboratories and approximately 8,000 inspection bodies that are accredited by the ILAC MRA signatories.