Cooperation with ILAC

111  International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)

Cooperation with the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)

ILAC is an international organization for accreditation bodies, operating in accordance with the requirements of international standard ISO/IEC 17011 “Conformity assessment. General requirements for accreditation bodies, that provide accreditation of conformity assessment bodies”.

ILAC exists as an official organization since 1996. ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA) has been active since 2000. Since that time, the number of its signatories has increased from 26 to more than 80. According to the provisions of the mentioned Arrangement, all the signatories recognize accreditation certificate issued by each other without conducting additional assessments. The main aim of the ILAC MRA is to facilitate the development of international trade by eliminating technical barriers to trade.

As a result, the activities of conformity assessment bodies, that is accredited by NAAU within ILAC MRA, is recognized not only at the European but also at the international level.

Today, NAAU is recognized by ILAC in the following scopes of activities:

accreditation of calibration laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025);

accreditation of testing laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025);

accreditation of inspection bodies (ISO/IEC 17020);

accreditation of medical laboratories (ISO 15189).

 IlAC and NAAU cooperation history

  • NAAU obtained a status of affiliated member of ILAC in 2004
  •  September 24, 2014 – Mutual Recognition Arrangement between ILAC and NAAU in the scope of  “testing and calibration laboratories” was signed;
  • December 11, 2014 – Extension of Arrangement between ILAC and NAAU in the scope of inspection bodies;
  • September 07, 2015 – An Agreement for the use of the ILAC Mark  between NAAU and ILAC was signed;
  • January 29, 2021 – Extension of Arrangement between ILAC and NAAU in the scope of medical testing.

References:

ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement in the scope of testing and calibration laboratory

Extension of ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement between in the scope of inspection bodies

Agreements for the use of the ILAC MRA MARK

Extension of ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement between in the scope of medical testing

General information regarding ILAC activities