American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

Notified Body Accreditation Program

A2LA is recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accreditation Body offering Notified Body (NB) accreditation under ISO/IEC 17020:2012, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17065:2012. Currently, A2LA is the only accreditation body recognized by NIST to offer accreditation to all three conformity assessment standards. These standards form the basis for NB accreditation per Section 4 of NIST's Requirements & Applications for U.S. Conformity Assessment Bodies Seeking EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU Notified Body Status and Requirements & Application of U.S. Conformity Assessment Bodies Seeking Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU Notified Body Status, which both state that "The [organization] shall obtain formal accreditation for its Notified Body activities."

For more information about A2LA's Notified Body Accreditation Program (including all relevant requirements, policies and application materials), please click on one of the options below:

Additional Resources

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