2013 Annual Health Physics Society Meeting
July 7-11, 2013 — Madison, WI
The meeting information for all HPS meetings can be found on http://hps.org/meetings/.
32nd International Dosimetry and Records Symposium – 2013
June 2-6, 2013 — Scottsdale, AZhttp://www.internationaldosimetry andrecordssymposium.com/
Links to NVLAP DocumentsNIST Handbook 150:2006, NVLAP Procedures and General RequirementsNIST Handbook 150-23:2010, NVLAP Radiation Detection InstrumentsNIST Handbook 150 Checklist (Word version)NIST Handbook 150-23 Checklist (Word version)NVLAP General Application FormRDI Program Application FormRDI NVLAP Lab Bulletins
This site has been established for applicants to the accreditation program for testing radiation detection instruments. On this site you will find important program information and links to documents required for successful participation in the program.
This accreditation program is designed to satisfy the requirements of contractors, state and local governments, and federal agencies specifying accreditation for laboratories that conduct testing of radiation detection instruments used in homeland security applications. Accreditation is available to any organization that conducts testing of radiation detection instruments in accordance with the established requirements of accreditation.
For information on the requirements of accreditation see NIST Handbook 150 which contains the general requirements that are the basis for accreditation of any laboratory regardless of the discipline or area for which a lab seeks accreditation. In addition, the radiation instrument testing laboratory must meet the program-specific requirements in NIST Handbook 150-23 "Homeland Security Applications: Radiation Detection Instruments" and the relevant standard test methods for which the laboratory seeks accreditation. The NIST Handbook 150 Checklist and the NIST Handbook 150-23 Checklist are used by the assessor when performing the on-site assessment. In addition, NVLAP Lab Bulletins may be issued to expand the requirements or to provide clarity on existing requirements.
Proficiency Testing Requirements
At the present time, there is no established program for proficiency testing of laboratories accredited for Radiation Detection Instrument testing.
Leticia Pibida uses a hand-held radiation detection device to check cargo.
Photo: Copyright Robert Rathe
References & InformationGraduated Rad/Nuc Detector Evaluation and Reporting Program (GRaDER)Federal Register Notice, January 17, 2006: Establishment of Laboratory Accreditation Program for Radiation Detection Instruments Under NVLAPFederal Register Notice, April 3, 2007: Establishment of and Availability of Applications for the Laboratory Accreditation Program for Radiation Detection Instruments Under NVLAP
Betty Ann Sandoval, Program Manager