The Value of Independent Testing

Third party laboratories exist to provide objective benchmarks for evaluators to consider when accepting or rejecting goods and services.

Visit to learn more about the independent, commercial laboratory’s contribution to public health and safety, watch additional videos on specific testing disciplines or click below for more info.

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9/26/2016 » 9/29/2016
Annual Meeting 2016

9/26/2016 » 9/27/2016
A2LA Measurement Uncertainty for Testing Labs

9/28/2016 » 9/29/2016
A2LA ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and Laboratory Accreditation

9/28/2016 » 9/29/2016
A2LA Measurement Performance Improvement Using Statistical Tools

A2LA ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Advanced: Beyond the Basics

ACIL Meetings

Annual Meetings

2016 Annual Meeting - St. Louis, MO (Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark)
September 26-29, 2016

Mark your calendar for September 26-29, 2016 for the ACIL Annual Meeting to be held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, MO.  Click here to register or for more information (or print off the registration form and mail, fax or email your registration).

Want to be a sponsor at the 2016 Annual Meeting?  Click here to find out more.

Want to Exhibit at the 2016 Annual Meeting?  Click here to find out more.

The schedule is now available.  Click here to view the most up to date program and be sure to check back often for updates and additions.

2015 Annual Meeting Recap

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2015 Final Program and/or Meeting Presentations

Policies and Practices (P2) Meeting

2016 Policies and Practices (P2) Meeting - Crystal City, VA (Hyatt Regency Crystal City)
April 26-27, 2016

Don't miss ACIL's annual policy and practices (P2) conference (click here for the complete program), featuring a reception on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 and preceded by a full day of industry and sector specific government relation's topics.  Register now and make your hotel reservations early, as the host hotel sold out last year.

Sponsorship opportunities here to find out more!

2015 Policies and Practices (P2) Meeting Recap

Click below to see the final program for the recent event.

2015 Final Program
and/or Meeting Presentations

ACIL Programs

EMC Proficiency Testing (PT)

Easily meet ISO/IEC 17025, Section 5.9 quality control requirements with ACIL’s inter-laboratory comparison “round robins.”

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CMET Personnel Certification

Plans call for this new ACIL program to meet both ISO/IEC 17025 and FHWA requirements and include separate laboratory and field technician certifications.

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Non-Governmental Accreditation Initiative

This new ACIL program will allow environmental laboratories to meet government accreditation requirements through contracts with private sector providers.

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Customer Quality Service Award

Use customized client surveys to meet ISO/IEC 17025, Section 4.7.2 requirements and assess performance quality while maintaining confidentiality of customer information.

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ACIL Training

Business Practices Webinars

Key topics to enhance laboratory operations include human resources, financial management and technology.

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CMET Personnel Certification

Specific training for laboratory technicians provided with this new ACIL training currently under development.

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Continuing educational topics include ISO/IEC 17025 and 17011, ANSI NCSLI Z540.3, uncertainty of measurement, construction materials testing, etc.

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Special workshops cover topics of current interest, such as improving environmental testing methodology.

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ACIL Publications

ACIL Newsletter

Bi-monthly newsletters for members only that provide insights and information on current issues for third party independent testing laboratories.

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Industry Insights

Quarterly newsletters for members only that provide current information about activity of the ACIL Associate member. Sections include, What’s New, What’s Hot, Technical/White Papers, and Product Showcase.

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EMC Standards Alert

For members only, this publication provides timely updates on critical electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards from Don Heirman, Chair, CISPR & ANSI ASC C63®.

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CMET Guide 1825

A joint effort between ACIL and NACLA, this document consolidates ISO/IEC 17025, AASHTO R-18 and NIST 7012 requirements, leading to one accreditation for all.

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Position Papers

A collection of recent ACIL position papers that represent ACIL’s opinion about specific topics.

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