The Value of Independent Testing

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

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APHL - Environmental Laboratory Ethics: Then and Now

10/2/2017 » 10/6/2017
ANAB ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor

10/2/2017 » 10/5/2017
ACIL's 80th Annual Meeting (2017)

10/10/2017 » 10/13/2017
ALMA 2017 Conference

ACIL EMC Webinar Series - Review of Annual IEC/CISPR Meeting

ACIL Meetings

80th ACIL Annual Meeting - Learn more

Register Now for the 2017 Annual Meeting - Portland, Or (The Benson Hotel)
October 2-5, 2017

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Mark your calendar for October 2-5, 2017 for ACIL's 80th Annual Meeting to be held at The Benson Hotel in Portland, OR. Make sure to save the date and check back often for updates!

2016 Annual Meeting Recap

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2016 Final Program and/or Meeting Presentations

Policies and Practices (P2) Meeting

2018 P2 Meeting

Registration open soon

At the Crystal Gateway Marriott
March 20 – 22, 2018
Congressional Meetings on the Hill scheduled for March 22, 2018

2017 Highlights and Meeting Presentations

2017 Final Program

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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