Accreditation Bodies formally recognize the technical competence of laboratories to produce technically valid results for the tests, calibrations, and dimensional measurements identified on their accredited scopes of testing and/or calibration. Each laboratory, having different technicians and serving customers in different industries will have different procedures to achieve different (although similar) goals. The concept of accreditation is that test, calibration, and dimensional measurement data are transferable and equivalent within and across economic borders.
A-S-B has developed a TRM (technical requirements mark) Program to ensure that A-S-B Accredited laboratories are meeting the requirements of these voluntary programs.
Consumer Product Safety (CPSC)
DoD ELAP – United States Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LABPR-403)
ENERGY STAR Laboratory Accreditation Program (LABPR-409)
FCC Electromagnetic Compatibility and Telecommunications (EC&T) Laboratory Accreditation Program (LABPR-406)
Field Sampling and Measurement Organization Accreditation Program (LABPR-412)
Food Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program (LABPR-407)
Forensic Science Laboratory Accreditation Program (LABPR-413)
METCAP – Metrology and Calibration Accreditation Program – National Standard ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 subclause 5.3 (LABPR401.1)