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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Policies and Practices (P2) Meeting
EMC Proficiency Testing (PT)
Easily meet ISO/IEC 17025, Section 5.9 quality control requirements with ACIL’s inter-laboratory comparison “round robins.”
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.
Non-Governmental Accreditation Initiative
This new ACIL program will allow environmental laboratories to meet government accreditation requirements through contracts with private sector providers.
Seal of Excellence
Use customized client surveys to meet ISO/IEC 17025, Section 4.7.2 requirements and assess performance quality while maintaining confidentiality of customer information.
Business Practices Webinars
Key topics to enhance laboratory operations include human resources, financial management and technology.
CMET Personnel Certification
Specific training for laboratory technicians provided with this new ACIL training currently under development.
Continuing educational topics include ISO/IEC 17025 and 17011, ANSI NCSLI Z540.3, uncertainty of measurement, construction materials testing, etc.
Special workshops cover topics of current interest, such as improving environmental testing methodology.
Bi-monthly newsletters for members only that provide insights and information on current issues for third party independent testing laboratories.
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.
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®.
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.
A collection of recent ACIL position papers that represent ACIL’s opinion about specific topics.
ACIL is the trade association representing independent, commercial scientific and engineering firms. Its members are professional services firms engaged in testing, product certification, consulting, and research and development. Affiliated membership is available to manufacturer’s laboratories, consultants, and suppliers to the industry.
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Members enjoy many benefits through associations with other independent laboratories that help to emphasize their core competencies. For more details, read the ACIL Value Proposition.
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