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You may have noticed that ANAB has a few changes to their requirements for testing laboratories – specifically calibration and forensic testing – that have just been recently updated.


All of the previous requirements remain with one exception* listed below. Plus there are some new ones.

And here at Qualtrax we have all the new accreditation requirements in our library!

That means that if you are a current Qualtrax customer and want the new accreditation requirements imported into your system, contact Qualtrax Support at If you are a hosted customer, let us know which requirements you want and we’ll do the rest. For on-premise customers, you will also need to schedule a time with our team to access your server to complete the import.

In case you haven’t seen them yet, here are ANAB’s newest accreditation requirements, effective June 1st, 2017:

Official Document Title Link to Document on
AR 3028 ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – FORENSIC SCIENCE TESTING LABORATORIES Accreditation Requirements
AR 3029 ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – FORENSIC SCIENCE CALIBRATION LABORATORIES Accreditation Requirements
AR 3055 ISO/IEC 17020:2012 – FORENSIC INSPECTION BODIES Accreditation Requirements


To find out more information about the ANAB accreditation requirements and their effective dates, check out their website,

Feel free to reach out to Qualtrax Support at, if you have any questions or concerns.

*ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation Requirements for Forensic Inspection Bodies is being replaced by AR 3055 or AR 3037 and is retired as of June 1, 2017.

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