ISO/IEC 17025: General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
Intertek demonstrates validity and competence as an ISO 17025 Accredited Testing and Calibration Laboratory
What is ISO/IEC 17025?
ISO/IEC 17025 is the international reference for testing and calibration laboratories wanting to demonstrate their ability to generate reliable results as an accredited laboratory. ISO/IEC 17025 enables laboratories to demonstrate competent operations that generate valid results, promoting confidence in their work both nationally and globally.
Why is ISO/IEC 17025 Important?
Many products need to meet certain regulatory requirements and standards to be sold, making a third-party testing partner important for manufacturers, importers, retailers, and consumers alike. Current ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation illustrates the competence, quality, and the validity of an Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification partner.
ISO 17025 is the main ISO standard used by third-party laboratories. In most cases, suppliers and regulators will not accept test results from a laboratory that does not hold this accreditation. When seeking a partner for your testing and certification needs, this certification is crucial.
ISO 17025 accreditation also encourages cooperation between labs and other accreditation bodies by generating wider acceptance of results between countries. Certificates and test reports can be accepted between countries without the need for further testing, improving international trade.
Intertek ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation:
Intertek ISO 17025 accreditations in the United States come through the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and are site specific, which means each lab must meet the criteria. No matter which facility is working on your project, test results will be accepted. We uphold the highest standards in both our testing methods and our business practices, maintaining unquestioned integrity and helping you gain global market access for your products. It’s just one way we’re bringing quality, safety and sustainability to life as a trusted partner for Quality Assurance.
Learn more about our global accreditations.