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Comparison of ISO/IEC 17025 with the NUPIC Audit Checklist



C D. Faison


Representatives of the Nuclear Utilities Industry and the laboratory accreditation community met to discuss Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recognition of the use of accredited commercial calibration laboratories as suppliers of commercial grade calibration services to the regulated utilities. The purpose of the meeting was to map out a strategy for approaching the NRC concerning the issue of calibration laboratory accreditation and the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA). The intent is to gain NRC endorsement of laboratory accreditation based on ISO/IEC 17025 as a means to qualify calibration service suppliers for nuclear work. In support of this effort, a comparison between the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025: General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and the audit requirements of the Nuclear Utilities Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC)Commercial Grade Survey Checklist for Calibration Services was prepared.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6989
Report Number


audit requirements, calibration services, gap analysis, ISO/IEC 17025, laboratory accreditation, NACLA, NRC, NUPIC, recognition


Faison, C. (2003), Comparison of ISO/IEC 17025 with the NUPIC Audit Checklist, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 19, 2024)


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Created May 1, 2003, Updated October 16, 2008