Industry Headlines

ACLASS Continues as Signatory to IAAC MLA

February 24, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

ARLINGTON, VA-The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS has been approved for continued status as a signatory of the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) multilateral recognition arrangement (MLA) for calibration and testing. The approval took place at a meeting of the IAAC MLA Committee on February 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board provides accreditation services under the ACLASS and ANAB brands. Under the ACLASS brand, the organization accredits ISO/IEC 17025 testing and calibration laboratories, ISO/IEC 17020 inspection bodies and ISO Guide 34 reference material producers.

A regional association of accreditation bodies in the Americas and other organizations interested in conformity assessment, IAAC promotes international acceptance of endorsed test and calibration reports and other documents issued by laboratories accredited by signatories to the IAAC MLA.

“This ongoing recognition by IAAC promotes regional and international acceptance of accreditations granted by ACLASS,” says Dr. Bill Hirt, ACLASS senior accreditation manager. “By promoting acceptance of testing and calibration results among participating bodies, the IAAC MLA helps facilitate trade among the economies of the Americas and globally.”

IAAC evaluates and recognizes the competence of accreditation bodies, which in turn evaluate and recognize the competence of certification, registration, inspection bodies and testing and calibration laboratories that operate in North and South America. Approval to sign the IAAC MLA is granted only after a rigorous peer evaluation, which is conducted every four years after MLA signatory status is attained.

For more information, visit www.aclasscorp.com or www.anab.org.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Quality Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Podcasts

 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

Quality Magazine

cover_image

2014 April

Check out the April 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Manufacturing Process

Has/does news about a manufacturers’ recall (like the GM recall in the news now) cause you or your company to reexamine its manufacturing process?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

eNewsletters

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png