Accreditation Programs

As accreditation standards evolve, so do we.  Our changing criteria are designed to reflect the fluid nature of technology – and in keeping with our mission, we uphold ourselves (and others) to only the highest standard.

ASCLD/LAB offers two programs of accreditation:

ASCLD/LAB-International Accreditation for Forensic Science Testing Laboratories

ASCLD/LAB-International Accreditation for Forensic Science Breath Alcohol Calibration Laboratories

Participating crime laboratories should be able to demonstrate that their management, personnel, equipment, physical facilities, quality system, operational and technical procedures meet established standards.

The forensic science testing program provides accreditation in the following disciplines:

  • Drug Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Trace Evidence
  • Biology
  • Firearms/Toolmarks
  • Questioned Documents
  • Latent Prints
  • Digital and Multimedia Evidence
  • Crime Scene

The forensic science calibration program provides accreditation in Breath Alcohol Calibration.