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ILAC Guidance Documents (G Series)

ILAC Guidance documents for accreditation bodies and accredited organisations may provide information on the interpretation of accreditation criteria for specific applications. These guidelines have been prepared to assist accreditation bodies to set up training courses that are in line with international practice and which will enable them to generate the lead assessors and technical assessors

ILAC MRA and Signatories

The ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA) provides significant technical underpinning to the calibration, testing, medical testing and inspection results, provision of proficiency testing programs and production of the reference materials of the accredited conformity assessment bodies that in turn delivers confidence in the acceptance of services and results. The ILAC MRA supports the provision


Accreditation Supporting the SDGs During COVID-19 The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published ‘Quality and Standards and Their Role in Responding to COVID-19‘, a document examining the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade and the role that the quality infrastructure can play in mitigating negative impacts and supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

Accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies

The accreditation bodies that are signatories to the ILAC MRA have been peer evaluated in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011 to assess and accredit conformity assessment bodies according to the relevant international standards, including calibration laboratories using ISO/IEC 17025, testing laboratories using ISO/IEC 17025, medical testing laboratories using ISO 15189, inspection bodies using

ILAC – ISO Partnership

  ILAC and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have a long standing relationship. ILAC has an ‘A’ liaison status within the ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO) as well as a number of the ISO technical committees. ILAC is also involved in a number of the ISO working groups for developing standards. Further information on

Information for Regulators

is an important and effective tool for government and regulators around the world to be aware of and use in the acceptance of data and results from accredited laboratories and inspection bodies that have carried out calibration, testing, medical testing and inspection work, or who mandate participation in proficiency testing programs or the use of

Evaluation Process

Acceptance of an accreditation body into the ILAC MRA is dependent upon being successfully evaluated by peers from other accreditation bodies in accordance with the relevant rules and procedures contained in ILAC publications. Each accreditation body that is a signatory to the ILAC MRA commits to: Maintain conformity with the current version of ISO/IEC 17011

Policy Documents (P Series)

ILAC Policy and Procedural publications are for the operation of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) and form part of the criteria for ILAC MRA evaluations. This document provides details on the objectives, foundation, management, procedures and decisions associated with the ILAC MRA.   This document describes the elements of a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (hereinafter referred to

Publications List

The following is a listing of titles of all ILAC public documents. A list of withdrawn documents is also available here. Promotional Brochures   ILAC B1:10/2015 Why Use an Accredited Laboratory? ILAC B3:10/2015 How Does Using an Accredited Laboratory Benefit Government & Regulators? ILAC B4:11/2015 The Advantages of Being An Accredited Laboratory ILAC B5:01/2018 Securing testing, measurement

ILAC – ITU Partnership

  The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The ITU-IAF-ILAC MoU was signed on 14 May 2012 and strengthens the three organizations’ commitment to cooperation and collaboration, and will lend further impetus to the development of ITU-T’s Conformity and Interoperability (C&I)


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