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Latest revision of ILAC G26 published

As a result of a recent ballot, ILAC G26:11/2018 Guidance for the Implementation of a Medical Accreditation Scheme has been published. This is a practical guide for accreditation bodies implementing a medical laboratory accreditation system using ISO 15189. The latest version of G26 is available here.

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Redefinition of the SI (International System of Units)

The SI is a globally-agreed system of measurements used to ensure our everyday units of measurement, for example the kilogram, metre and second remain comparable and consistent world wide. The world’s scientific and technical community is about to agree to the redefinition of four of the seven base units for the SI to ensure the […]

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2018 ILAC GA Resolutions

As part of the ILAC and IAF Annual Meetings held in Singapore from the 22nd – 31st of October 2018, the ILAC General Assembly was held on the 29th and 31st of October 2018. The adopted resolutions from the ILAC 2018 General Assembly are now available here.  

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OSA, El Salvador – Signatory Status

The signatory status of Organismo Salvadoreño de Acreditacion (OSA), El Salvador, has been extended to include inspection (ISO/IEC 17020). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.  

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Membership Change – BSCA

Belarusian State Centre for Accreditation (BSCA) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  BSCA has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025) and calibration (ISO/IEC 17025).  BSCA originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2004, then became an Associate member in 2011, and we are now pleased to welcome BSCA as a Full […]

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Membership Change – MAURITAS

Mauritius Accreditation Service (MAURITAS) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  MAURITAS has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025) and calibration (ISO/IEC 17025).  MAURITAS originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2000, then became an Associate member in 2008, and we are now pleased to welcome MAURITAS as a Full Member of ILAC. […]

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ILAC-IAF Singapore Newsletter

Please refer to attached newsletter for latest updates on the Joint ILAC/IAF Annual Meetings being held in Singapore later this month. ILAC-IAF-Singapore–Newsletter

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Signatory status of KCA (The Kyrgyz Republic) to ILAC MRA re-instated

As a result of an on-site peer evaluation of The Kyrgyz Center of Accreditation (KCA) and the recent ILAC Arrangement Council ballot, the suspended signatory status of KCA to the ILAC MRA for the accreditation of testing laboratories using ISO/IEC 17025 has been lifted, effective 2 October 2018. In addition, the scope of KCA’s signatory […]

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Latest revision of IAF/ILAC B1, B2 and B6 Published

A number of IAF/ILAC documents have been reviewed and approved for publication: IAF/ILAC-B1:09/2018 – The route to signing the IAF or ILAC Arrangements. IAF/ILAC-B2:09/2018 – How do I gain confidence in an Inspection Body?  Do they need ISO 9001 certification or ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation? IAF/ILAC-B6:09/2018 – Accreditation: Delivering confidence in the provision of energy. These documents […]

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GCC, Saudi Arabia – Signatory Status

The signatory status of GCC Accreditation Center (GAC), Saudi Arabia, has been extended to include calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) and inspection (ISO/IEC 17020). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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