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U.S. Accreditation Bodies

Accreditation is a statement from an accreditation body – an independent third-party entity – declaring that specified requirements related to conformity assessment bodies have been met and that the accredited body is competent to perform certain functions.Put another way, accreditation is the process of evaluating the competence of a conformity assessment body.

This Directory provides information on the U.S.-based accreditation bodies that are members of major multilateral fora and arrangements such as the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

IAF Members accredit certifiers of products, personnel, and management systems (e.g. ISO 9001, etc.). ILAC members accredit laboratories.

This Directory also provides links to the lists of conformity assessment bodies accredited byeach accreditation body.

check mark Learn more about U.S. participation in international accreditation fora and multilateral recognition arrangements

check mark Learn more about conformity assessment and accreditation

U.S. Members of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Mr. Lane Hallenbeck
Vice President - Accreditation Services
American National Standards Institute
1819 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Tel: 1.202.331.3612

Lists of ANSI’s accredited bodies may be found here.

This includes the following types of organizations accredited by ANSI:

  • Product certification bodies (ISO/IEC 17065)
  • Greenhouse gas validation/verification bodies (ISO/IEC 14065)
  • Personnel certification bodies (ISO/IEC 17024)
  • Personnel certification bodies under the ANSI Conference for Food Protection (CFP) accreditation program
  • Certificate programs (ANSI/ASTM 2659)

American National Standards Institute - American Society for Quality National Accreditation Board LLC (ANAB)

Mr. Randy Dougherty
PO Box 586
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0586
United States of America
Tel: 1.414.347.9858
Fax: 1.414.765.8661

check mark List of ANAB Accredited Management Systems Registrars

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)

Mr. Robert Miller
Accreditation Manager
5301 Buckeystown Pike Suite 350,
Frederick, MD 21704
United States of America
Telephone: 1.301.644.3248
Fax: 1.301.662.2974

check mark Searchable directory of A2LA Accredited Organizations

U.S. Signatories to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MRA)

American Association for Lab Accreditation (A2LA)

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

International Accreditation Service, Inc (IAS)

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)

Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B)

Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)

AIHA’s Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors / Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB)

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