VPI Laboratories has been accredited as a testing laboratory under ISO 17025 by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) - Lab Code 100272-0.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) administers the NVLAP program. NVLAP is comprised of a series of laboratory accreditation programs, which are established on the basis of requests and demonstrated needs. Each laboratory accreditation program includes specific calibration and/or test standards and related methods and protocols assembled to satisfy the unique needs for accreditation in the fields of testing or calibration. NVLAP accredits public and private laboratories based on evaluation of their technical qualifications and competency to carry out specific calibration or tests.
Accreditation criteria are established in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, Title 15 Part 285), NVLAP Procedures and General Requirements, and encompass the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and the relevant requirements of ISO 9002. Accreditation is granted following successful completion of a process, which includes submission of an application and payment of fees by the laboratory, an on-site assessment, resolution of any deficiencies identified during the on-site assessment, participation in proficiency testing, and technical evaluation. The accreditation is formalized through issuance of a certificate of Accreditation and Scope of Accreditation and publicized by announcement in various government and private media.
Additional information regarding the FCC’s guidance on accredited testing laboratory’s roles and responsibilities can be found here.