The Importance of A2LA and ISO 17025: 2017

What is A2LA?

A2LA is an acronym, signifying great importance and credibility in various industries.
A2LA stands for the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation.

A2LA is one of the largest accreditation bodies in the world. It is also the only non-profit, independent,
and internationally recognized accreditation body in the United States of America.
A2LA offers accreditation programs for laboratories and various testing industries and companies.
A2LA provides a formal certificate to laboratories, after passing inspection of related testing processes and services.

Why Is It Important?

A2LA holds high importance, because it is proof and acknowledgement of specific standards that are met in laboratories across the world. The passing standard highlights the laboratory’s capability to deliver high quality results consistently through specific steps and tasks.

NBS Calibrations is A2LA accredited meaning that we deliver the same consistent, efficient, and high-quality results each time our Calibration Technicians service a company’s and equipment. We pride ourselves in being reliable, accurate, and completing services in a timely manner (NBS has the fastest turn-around times in the industry).

What Is ISO 17025: 2017?

ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, is the international reference for testing and calibration laboratories wanting to demonstrate their competency to produce reliable results.

ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. ISO compliance establishes credibility and trust among clients and businesses. ISO informs leaders of industries about global standards related to manufacturing, quality, and safety processes.

ISO publishes and develops a range of industrial and commercial standards and consists of representatives from various national standards organizations. ISO is an international organization that develops standards ensuring quality and safety in products, services, and systems of industries.

Why Is It Important?

ISO 17025 is the most significant standard for all testing and calibration laboratories globally. Being ISO 17025 certified as a Laboratory means that your Laboratory has demonstrated and proven technical proficiency. Your laboratory also demonstrates efficiency in producing accurate and precise calibrations and testing data.

The ISO standard also specifies requirements needed to run an effective quality management system including staff competency with equipment, and organization of documents. ISO standards can be applied to all laboratories.

NBS Calibrations is ISO 17025: 2017 Certified and A2LA Accredited