Member Benefits
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ACIL members thrive when given unparalleled access to other laboratory owners and executives, building relationships focused on networking, education, and advocacy. ACIL provides the best, most comprehensive peer network of industry leaders through easily accessible committees, sections devoted to specific disciplines, ACIL meetings, online member directory, web site, and more.

As the voice of the laboratory testing industry, ACIL fights legislative and regulatory battles important to its members. We challenge unfair government competition, advocate for pro-business measures, and work to negotiate sensible international trade policies. In addition, ACIL keeps members connected to critical industry-wide news and information through regular communication, newsletters, and the ACIL website.

ACIL’s Business Development Program provides members with stellar growth initiatives and member promotion, along with excellent associate member affinity programs. In addition to great discounts on business services, ACIL offers members specialized discounts on professional liability insurance, instrumentation and supplies, human resources support, and other programs noted below.

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Business Development Programs

Member Marketing

Under Member News, ACIL links to all member press releases received, giving your company instant exposure. In addition, members can increase their presence online by submitting company news to the ACIL Communications team to be included in Industry Insights, our quarterly newsletter.  

ACIL’s Laboratory Referral Service

Each month, ACIL receives hundreds of inquiries from users of independent laboratory or testing services. ACIL has an invaluable referral service, ACIL Assist, which provides members with complimentary exposure to potential clients. ACIL Assist matches callers’ needs with members’ capabilities, and all members are encouraged to update their company data with ACIL to avoid missing out on these valuable business referrals.

Human Resources Support Services

This exceptional member benefit is offered through SESCO Management Consultants, the nationally known firm that specializes in personnel and labor relations. Members are provided with complimentary phone consultation for any human resources matter, e.g., solving personnel problems, professional advice, recommendations, union activity, and reviews and critiques of company personnel manuals and policies.

For additional information, please contact Jamie Hasty, SESCO Vice President, at or (423) 764-4127.

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Instrumentation and Supplies Discount

As an approved ACIL provider, Thermo Fisher Scientific offers member discounts on laboratory equipment, chemicals, and consumables. Any ACIL member in good standing is pre-qualified to receive all program discounts. To activate the program, simply begin making laboratory supply purchases through Thermo Fisher Scientific, and the ACIL discount benefits will be applied to your Thermo Fisher Scientific Account Number.

Download the Thermo Fisher Scientific brochure or visit the Thermo Fisher Scientific website for information about products, pricing, delivery and more. Thermo Fisher Scientific: ONE SOURCE, INFINITE SOLUTIONS.®

ANSI Publications Discount Program

ACIL is a member organization of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI has recently introduced a program that allows us to offer our members access to ANSI’s standards and conformity assessment information, as well as discounts on select standards purchased through ANSI’s Electronic Standards Store at no cost to ACIL members. The program allows ACIL members to become Affiliate Members of ANSI. All ANSI Affiliate Program information is delivered electronically, via email or accessed through the web at ANSI online.

As an ANSI Affiliate, members will receive discounts on select standards collections, a bi-weekly newsletter, an electronic version of the Institute’s quarterly magazine, and a complimentary single-user subscription to ANSI’s Standards Tracking and Automated Reporting (STAR) Service.

Comprehensive Professional Liability Insurance Program

ACIL has negotiated on behalf of its members an extremely competitive insurance program through Crystal & Co., Inc., a highly respected commercial insurance broker. This ACIL sponsored insurance program is the most cost effective solution for testing laboratories on the market today. This program addresses the many unique issues facing testing labs, including coverage for bodily injury and property damage as well as claims related to pollution conditions created by collecting, handling or transporting test samples. Even if you already have coverage in place, Crystal & Company will provide free analysis of your existing insurance and recommend ways to increase coverage or lower premium depending on their findings.

There is no cost to see if you quality to participate in this valuable ACIL members only benefit. To find out more go to or email Greg at

ACIL ListServe

ACIL offers members an opportunity to become a part of the ACIL ListServe. The ACIL ListServe opens a door to communicate with other members for outsourcing of work, selling/buying of materials, equipment, labs, etc.  It also offers a forum for specific requests and questions from the professional and/or the public sector to be disseminated quickly and efficiently.

For more information on the ACIL ListServe, contact Beth Horan or 202/887-5872, x106.