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Membership Change – RusAccreditation

Federal Service for Accreditation (RusAccreditation) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  RusAccreditation has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025) and calibration (ISO/IEC 17025).  RusAccreditation originally joined ILAC as an Associate Member in 2013, and we are now pleased to welcome RusAccreditation as a Full Member of ILAC. The full list of signatories to the ILAC […]

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Latest revisions of ILAC P4 and P5 published

ILAC P4:06/2017 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement: Policy and Management. This document provides details on the objectives, foundation, management, procedures and decisions associated with the ILAC MRA. The revision of this document includes criteria for competence of those involved in the evaluation report review process and details for the extension of the ILAC MRA to include […]

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ILAC G27:06/2017 Published

ILAC G27:06/2017 – Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process has been published and is available from the Publications section of the ILAC website. This document is intended to provide guidance on measurements carried out as part of an inspection activity for both inspection bodies and the accreditation bodies assessing inspection bodies.  The […]

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ILAC MRA 2016 Annual Report

  The ILAC MRA 2016 Annual Report has just been published! Similarly to the previous years, it provides information on the activities carried out as part of the peer evaluation process in 2016 in order to ensure that both regulators and consumers of laboratory and inspection data, are able to maintain confidence in the results produced […]

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#WAD 2017 Video

Entidad Nacional de Acreditacion (ENAC), the accreditation body in Spain that is a signatory to the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) has produced a video in Spanish to celebrate World Accreditation Day 2017 – “Delivering Confidence in Construction and the Built Environment”, located here. ENAC has also provided an English translation of the video available […]

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UNECE Trade Recommendations Reference Accreditation

After on-going discussions with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), ILAC and IAF have managed to secure an update to the organisation’s trade recommendations to include references to national accreditation systems and the global arrangements. ILAC and IAF have actively participated in the UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation & Standardisation Policies which works […]

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ILAC Welcomes KAAS-PAI

Accreditation Affairs Section/Public Authority for Industry (KAAS-PAI), Kuwait, is welcomed as an Affiliate member of ILAC. We welcome KAAS-PAI and look forward to working with our KAAS-PAI colleagues.

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NAH, Hungary – Signatory status

The signatory status of National Accreditation Authority (NAH), Hungary, has been extended to include inspection body accreditation using ISO/IEC 17020. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from “here“

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ISO/IEC 17025 Communiqué 2017 Update

The Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communique on the Management System Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, was first issued in 2005 and was recently updated in April 2017 to confirm that laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 operate a recognised quality management system. More information is available here.

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CIM Meeting 2017

  The 18th International Metrology Congress (CIM) will be taking place from the 19th to 21st of September 2017 in Paris, France. As usual, the annual meeting will discuss research & development as well as the best practices for measurement in the industry. Specifically, this year’s meeting will examine: Improvement of measurement, analysis and testing […]

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