The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board dba L-A-B is now offering accreditation for geophysical testing organizations seeking qualification for the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation Program (DAGCAP).
DAGCAP participants are involved in the clean up of munitions response sites and they must meet the DoD Quality Systems Requirements for Organizations Performing Advanced Classification (DoD QSR), which is based on ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard for testing and calibration laboratories
“As one of just two accreditation bodies selected to provide accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 and DAGCAP, L-A-B is recognized to assess organizations for conformance with the DoD QSR,” said Doug Leonard, ANAB Vice President, who oversees the laboratory accreditation programs of L-A-B and ANAB.
Any laboratory performing tests in the field (that is, at locations other than a permanent laboratory site) can seek DAGCAP accreditation. In addition to meeting the requirements for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, the laboratory must meet requirements for laboratories performing tests in the field.
As a recognized DAGCAP accreditation body, L-A-B is required to receive applications and collect fees, perform assessments, issue accreditation certificates, monitor ongoing proficiency, and maintain an online listing of accredited organizations. L-A-B is also required to participate in a peer evaluation for the multilateral recognition arrangement of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, a global oversight group for accreditation bodies.