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NIST HANDBOOK 150 2006 EDITION National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program PROCEDURES AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS



C D. Faison, Jeffrey Horlick, Vanda R. White


The NIST Handbook 150 publication series sets forth the procedures, requirements, and guidance for the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). The series is comprised of the following publications: NIST Handbook 150, NVLAP Procedures and General Requirements, which contains the general procedures and requirements under which NVLAP operates as an unbiased third-party accreditation body; NIST Handbook 150-xx program-specific handbooks, which supplement NIST Handbook 150 by providing additional requirements, guidance, and interpretive information applicable to specific NVLAP laboratory accreditation programs (LAPs). The 2006 edition of NIST Handbook 150 supersedes and replaces the 2001 edition. Overall, the changes are minimal and there are no significant changes to the technical requirements. The 2006 edition incorporates changes resulting from the release of the newest editions of ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, and ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies.
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Faison, C. , Horlick, J. and White, V. (2006), NIST HANDBOOK 150 2006 EDITION National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program PROCEDURES AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS, Handbook (NIST HB), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 22, 2024)


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Created February 26, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017