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What is ANAB Accredited?

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The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere, with more than 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries.

ANAB’s accreditation portfolio includes ISO/IEC 17021-1 management systems certification bodies, ISO/IEC 17025 calibration and testing laboratories and forensic laboratories, ISO/IEC 17065 product certification bodies, ISO/IEC 17020 inspection bodies and forensic agencies, ISO 14065 greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies, ISO 17034 reference material producers, ISO/IEC 17043 proficiency test providers, ISO/IEC 17024 personnel credentialing organizations, and ASTM 2659 certificate accreditation programs. ANAB also provides training on topics related to accreditation standards and conformity assessment.

A non-profit and wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ANAB has comprehensive signatory status across multilateral recognition arrangements of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

ANAB helps industry and facilitates trade by providing accreditation and training and serving as architects for the conformity assessment structure of industry-specific programs.

ANAB is maintained as a full member of ISO/IEC Technical Committee (TC) 176 (Conformity assessment methods for instruments. Procedures for the certification of calibration laboratories, measurement systems, and related services), ISO/IEC Executive Committee (EC) 176/International Accreditation Forum (IAF) E-24, and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) C-15.

ANSI’s United States Accreditation Board (USAB) is the most active of ANSI’s 15 accredited organizations, with more than 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries. ANAB is hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in association with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). This statute provides ANAB with the necessary legal framework for accreditation in the United States.

ANAB is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), an organization of the principal accreditation agencies in more than 80 countries, that strives to achieve harmonization of accreditation systems throughout the world. ANAB is also a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), the accreditation organization of the International Organization for Standardization. Both IAF and ILAC are involved in the development of the ISO/IEC 17021-1:2011, General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.

ANAB operates in accordance with the ANSI-accredited American National Accreditation Program (ANAP), which ensures that ANAB’s performance is in accordance with its bylaws, policies, procedures, and accreditation standards.

ANAB’s multidisciplinary accreditation portfolio includes ISO/IEC 17021-1 management systems certification bodies, ISO/IEC 17025 calibration and testing laboratories and forensic laboratories, ISO/IEC 17065 product certification bodies, ISO/IEC 17020 inspection bodies and forensic agencies, ISO 14065 greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies, ISO 17034 reference material producers, ISO/IEC 17043 proficiency test providers, ISO/IEC 17024 personnel credentialing organizations, and ASTM 2659 certificate accreditation programs.

ANAB also provides training on topics related to accreditation standards and conformity assessment and performs additional services for Technical Committees (TCs) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

ANAB is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), an organization of accreditation agencies in more than 80 countries, that strives to achieve harmonization of accreditation systems throughout the world.

ANAB is also a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), the accreditation organization of the International Organization for Standardization. Both IAF and ILAC are involved in the development of the ISO/IEC 17021-1.

ANAB is hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in association with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). This statute provides ANAB with the necessary legal framework for accreditation in the United States.

ANAB also hosts the ANAB accreditation Asia-Pacific program, which ensures that organizations in Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and the Asia-Pacific region are accredited in accordance with ANAB’s standards, quality management procedures, policies, and requirements, providing them with mechanisms for international recognition of their accreditation status.

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