ACLASS Reference Material Producer Accreditation
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Reference material producer accreditation
sourcing for ISO/IEC 17025 (Video)
ACLASS leads the charge in the United States for reference
material producer (RMP) accreditation, providing superior
accreditation services to ISO Guide 34 for RMPs. Our program
includes accreditation for the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and
the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC).
Accreditation allows RMPs to demonstrate their competence by
complying with international criteria. For those who use reference
materials, such as calibration and testing labs, ACLASS
accreditation provides assurance of the quality of reference
materials produced according to specific technical and management
RMP accreditation provides an added level of confidence and
assurance that international guidelines are followed in the
production, labeling, and assignment of property values to
materials, including stability and homogeneity determinations. In
addition to providing assurance of technical competence and good
quality management practices, accreditation involves verification
of critical production management of the RMP.
While ISO Guide 34 specifies general requirements for RMP
operations, specific levels of accuracy are required for each
reference material appropriate to its intended purpose (appropriate
measurement uncertainty). RMPs can be accredited for a wide variety
of materials used for critical and measurable properties. Many RMPs
hold accreditation to both ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO Guide 34.
This diagram outlines the ACLASS accreditation process:
To learn more about ACLASS RMP accreditation to ISO Guide 34, send e-mail or call toll free
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