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Transition plan for the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, related to CBs accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board as product certification bodies

PUBLIC NOTICE PRO-NT-124 Issued: 2020-6-23, Revision: 1

References PRO-NT-101: Compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005
PRO-NT-104: Interpretation of ISO/IEC Guide 65 4.3 & 4.4
PRO-PL-102: Manual of Operations for Accreditation of Product Certification Programs
ISO/IEC 17025:2005, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
ISO/IEC 17065:2012, Conformity assessment- Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services
Contents
1Objective
1.1The objective of this notice is to establish a transition plan for the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories defined in certification schemes.
2Definitions- None
3Effective Date
3.1Certification Bodies shall provide objective evidence that the applicable requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 are being fulfilled by laboratories performing testing in schemes under the scope of ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation by June 1, 2021. The transition plan is described in the Notice section below.
4Notice
4.1This notice replaces PUBLIC NOTICE PRO-NT-124 , Revision: 0
4.2This notice applies to a certification body's internal laboratories, client laboratories, and third-party laboratories. A certification body can demonstrate compliance with this notice by:
4.2.1Providing evidence that the laboratory is accredited by an ILAC signatory to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements with the appropriate scope. Some schemes require that all laboratories be accredited. Accreditation certificates to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will not be valid after June 1, 2021.
4.2.2Provide evidence that the laboratory has been audited by the certification body and has been found to comply with the applicable requirement of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Refer to ANAB notice PRO-NT-104 which identifies applicable requirements.
4.3Transition Plan
4.3.1 January 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019 - ANAB will begin conducting assessments to confirm the use of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 under the accreditation requirements defined by ISO/IEC 17065. ANAB will issue an Opportunity for Improvement (OFI) when the evidence of the use of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 edition provided by the applicant or accredited certification body is not confirmed.
4.3.2 September 1, 2019 to April 1, 2021- ANAB will issue a non-conformity (NCR) when the evidence of the use of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 edition, provided by the applicant and accredited certification body is not confirmed.
4.3.3 April 1, 2021 to June 1, 2021- Deadline for the certification body to confirm use of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 under the accreditation requirements defined by ISO/IEC 17065 for certification, and for ANAB to verify implementation on Corrective Actions identified.
4.3.4 June 1, 2021- Requirement Effective Date. Accredited Certification Bodies that have not been found to be in compliance with this notice, ANAB will follow the requirements defined in the program agreement and in the PRO-PL-102 policy.

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