U.S. Federal Agencies use multiple approaches to both laboratory accreditation and conformity assessment programs, as they carry out their regulatory and mission responsibilities. Because the U.S. does not have broad, cross-cutting laws on standardization, accreditation and/or metrology, Federal agencies develop accreditation and conformity assessment programs in response to specific Congressional laws on particular topics. At the heart of any Federal program is the desire/intent to verify competence of a laboratory to provide credible test data to demonstrate compliance with a regulation or procurement action.
ILAC/IAF Conference Session 2
September 23-25, 2002
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
accreditation, conformity assessment, ILAC, laboratory accreditation, regulatory requirements, sector specific
U.S. Government Use of Conformity Assessment, ILAC/IAF Conference Session 2, Berlin, GE, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=200015
(Accessed December 7, 2023)