How to Become An Accredited Lab

ASCLD/LAB offers accreditation programs in which any forensic service testing provider (including crime scene and computer forensics programs) or forensic science breath alcohol calibration program providing covered services may participate to demonstrate that its technical operations and overall management system meet ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements and applicable ASCLD/LAB-International supplemental requirements.

Perhaps the best way to begin learning about ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation programs is to read and review the ASCLD/LAB-International Program Overview document. This document is designed to explain the process of accreditation from preparing for application; to submitting the application; to undergoing an assessment; to obtaining and maintaining accreditation. Reading this document will likely answer many of the questions you will have about the process.

The next important step in becoming an accredited laboratory is to obtain and review the accreditation requirements for the accreditation program(s) applicable to the work of your laboratory/program (testing and/or calibration). All ASCLD/LAB documents are available free of charge to ASCLD/LAB accredited forensic service providers or those preparing for ASCLD/LAB accreditation. These documents or information about how to obtain them can be found on the Forms and Documents page.

If you have questions about the process of becoming accredited, contact us at:

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
2000 Regency Pkwy, Ste 430
Cary, NC 27518
Phone 414-501-5494

Thank you for your interest in the ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation programs.