Formally established regional accreditation cooperations having objectives similar to and compatible with ILAC, which are committed to the obligations of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement and which consist of formally nominated representatives of the accreditation interests from at least four economies. Recognised Regional Cooperation Bodies are those whose regional Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA/MLA) have been successfully peer-evaluated by ILAC.
Accreditation bodies that meet the requirements for Associates (below) and have also been accepted as signatories to the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement. Each accreditation body that is a signatory to the Arrangement agrees to abide by its terms and conditions and by the ILAC evaluation procedures. To do this, the signatory must:
These signatories have, in turn, been peer-reviewed and shown to meet ILAC’s criteria for competence. A brochure, “The route to signing the IAF or ILAC Arrangements”, describing the process involved in becoming a signatory to the ILAC MRA is available from here.
Accreditation bodies that, while not yet signatories to the ILAC Arrangement:
A brochure, “The route to signing the IAF or ILAC Arrangements”, describing the process involved in becoming a signatory to the ILAC MRA is available from here.
Representative international, regional and national organizations having an interest in the work of ILAC and include bodies such as associations of laboratories, associations of laboratory practitioners, inspection body associations, purchasing organisations, regulatory authorities, consumer associations and trade organisations.
Please contact the ILAC Secretariat for all enquiries on ILAC membership.