Accreditation as Provider by ISO/IEC 17043
The Qualabor provider, meeting the requirements set out in the ISO/IEC 17043 standard, was accredited as a Proficiency Testing Provider (through the certificate number AP-2654) after an audit carried out by the Accreditation Body ANSI National Accreditation Board, a signatory to international agreements such as ILAC, IAF, IAAC, and APLAC, thus making the accreditation recognized in Brazil by the CGCRE.
The activities applicable to accreditation follow the scope below:
Original scope and certificate (English) - Direct Link
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in North America.
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ANAB is a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) mutual recognition agreements. Accreditation Bodies around the world typically seek IAF and ILAC recognition through a regional body recognized by these organizations. Recognizing the value of regional information sharing through members of the accrediting community, ANAB has signed on to the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) and the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC).
Source: ANAB's Website
EPTIS is a database established in 2000 in Europe, initially bringing together proficiency testing providers from 16 countries in the region. Since then, EPTIS Coordinators have sought to broaden their scope to other countries and regions, supported by leading international institutions representing testing and calibration laboratories, as well as the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and other accreditation cooperations.
In order to facilitate access to information on proficiency testing, in 2006 the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) joined the EPTIS database on proficiency testing providers (www.eptis.bam.de). Through an IAAC project, funded by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and led by the IAAC Laboratory Subcommittee, chaired by Inmetro's General Accreditation Coordination (Cgcre), proficiency testing providers from Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America can be registered with EPTIS making it easier for laboratories to access information about programs available in the region.
Following this objective, QUALABOR registers all its completed programs in the database EPTIS (European Proficiency Testing Information System), informing its technical characteristics to those who have an interest.