IAS: ISO/IEC Standard 17025 - Testing Laboratories Accreditation

Testing Laboratories

ISO/IEC Standard 17025

IAS accredits testing laboratories to ISO/IEC Standard 17025 and industry specific standards. This accreditation demonstrates to the marketplace and to regulators that the laboratories have met the IAS accreditation requirements and are periodically monitored for compliance.

Testing Laboratory Accreditation Schemes

The following is a list of testing laboratory accreditation schemes that IAS offers that fall under ISO/IEC 17025.

Laboratory Accreditation Programs Based Requirements
Cannabis Testing Laboratory Accreditation ISO/IEC 17025, State Specific Requirements
California ELAP 2020 California Regulation (2020-2023), 2016 TNI (2024 onwards)
DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP) DoD EDQW (Department of Defense Environmental Data Quality Working Group), ISO/IEC Standard 17025)
DoE Consolidated Audit Program (DoE CAP) ISO/IEC Standard 17025)
EPA National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP) NLLAP Requirements
Forensic Testing Laboratories ISO/IEC 17025
NELAP / TNI Accreditation 2016 TNI
U.S. FDA ASCA Medical Device Testing Accreditation ISO/IEC 17025, ASCA Requirements
U.S. FDA LAAF Food Testing Accreditation ISO/IEC 17025, LAAF program specifications
Other IAS accredits laboratories for other industry or regulatory specific programs. Contact for details iasinfo@iasonline.org
IAS Accreditation for Testing Laboratories
  • Demonstrates compliance with ISO/IEC Standard 17025.
  • IAS offers prompt, personal service, including rapid scheduling of assessments to meet the needs of laboratories.
  • Accreditation serves as an internationally recognized “stamp of approval” for industry and regulators.
  • Accreditation increases the recognition and acceptance of test reports across borders.


Testing Laboratories accredited by IAS benefit from IAS’s recognition as a signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). The MRA supports international trade by promoting confidence and acceptance of accredited testing reports.

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ISO/IEC 17025 Quality Management System (QMS) Webinar Series

Webinar 1 – Accreditation vs. Certification? Which one should I choose?

Webinar 2 – The Route to Accreditation

Webinar 3 – Implementing Efficient Management Systems

Webinar 4 – How to Conduct an Effective Internal Audit

   Webinar 5 – Management Reviews Simplified

Webinar 6 – Corrective Actions, Learning from our Mistakes

Webinar 7 – Understanding Measurement Uncertainty

  Webinar 8 – Risks and Opportunities – Risk-based Thinking in Management System

Webinar 9 – What is Decision Rule and why should Laboratories care?

                                                                              Webinar 10 – Easy ways to Establish Competence of Lab Personnel

                                                                              Webinar 11 – How to Identify Valid Certificates

Webinar 12 – The Wheel of Fortune of Non – Conformities

EPA Energy Star

IAS accredits testing  laboratories involved in the testing of products related to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star® program requirements. This includes Household and Commercial Appliances, Lighting, Fans, HVAC Equipment, Building Products,  Commercial Food Service Equipment, Electronics and Office Equipment, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Smart Home Energy Management Systems.

ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Its goal is to help consumers, businesses, and industry save money and protect the environment through the adoption of energy-efficient products and practices.

The Energy Star program operates by lowering the cost of production so consumers can more easily afford energy-efficient products. The label makes a product more attractive to consumers, thus an incentive for manufacturers to become more energy-efficient.

Per EPA, “Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped American families and businesses save 5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity, avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs, and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions.”

Laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC standard 17025, ‘General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories’ and the competency of the laboratories to perform the testing of the products to Energy Star requirements is evaluated on a periodic basis.

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Energy Star®


Products and Program Requirements


Third-Party Certification for Products


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Testing Lab Cleaning and Sanitation Accreditation

Cleaning/sanitation plays a critical role in everyday activities and has significant impact on processes, products, environment and human health.

Testing laboratory accreditation:

IAS accredits cleaning/sanitation testing laboratories to ISO/IEC Standard 17025 and appropriate industry specific sanitation and cleaning standards (e.g. ‘ISSA Clean Standard’). The laboratories are tasked with – examining physical evidence, performing various tests, interpreting data from these tests, reporting the data. Their labs analyze the various samples received from the customers. In addition, they utilize various scientific instruments and equipment for carrying out a variety of tests on physical evidence.

This accreditation demonstrates to the marketplace and to regulators that the laboratories have met the IAS accreditation requirements and are periodically monitored for compliance.  In the end, service providers will have a standardized, efficient system devoted to quality of testing performance with increased accountability.

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