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Instructions to Apply for ISASecure EDSA Chartered Laboratory Status

An ISASecure EDSA Chartered Laboratory is a third party organization accredited in accordance to ISO/IEC Guide 65 and ISO/IEC 17025 to evaluate embedded devices according to the ISASecure EDSA conformance scheme and grant ISASecure EDSA certifications on behalf of ISCI.

Please read document EDSA-200 for a description of requirements for accreditation and operation of a Chartered Laboratory. EDSA-200 is available for download in pdf format from this website.

You must complete two separate application forms; one application is processed by ANSI for ISO/IEC accreditation and the second application is processed by the Automation Standards Compliance Institute (ASCI). The application to ASCI is a combined application and contract with ASCI, including ASCI fees for processing the application.

ASCI Fees for Accredited Labs

ASCI initial accreditation application fee $5,000 USD

ASCI annual accreditation maintenance fee

$3,000 USD

If after reviewing EDSA-200, you believe that your organization meets the minimum requirements for accreditation as described in EDSA-200, take the following steps:
  1. Apply for ISO/IEC Guide 65 and ISO/IEC 17025accreditation through ANSI/ACLASS according to instructions on the ANSI website at Additional Guide 65 accreditation instructions are on the How to Apply link located on the left hand side of the web page.
  2. Submit an EDSA-202 application/contract to the ASCI Managing Director Complete and sign the application form/contract EDSA-202 available for download in pdf format from the website. Submit the completed EDSA-202 and ASCI processing fee payable to ASCI to:

    Andre Ristaino
    Managing Director, ASCI
    67 Alexander Drive
    Research Triangle Park , NC 27709
    (919) 990-9222
  3. ANSI/ACLASS will process your application for Guide 65 and ISO/IEC 17025
    Accreditation in accordance with EDSA-200. You will be contacted by an ANSI/ACLASS assessor who will schedule site visits, and provide logistical details of the application process. The assessor will conduct a preliminary assessment and forward the results to ASCI. If your organization meets the EDSA-200 requirements for provisional lab status, ASCI will execute the required agreements, described in step 4, authorizing your organization to conduct ISASecure EDSA certifications.
  4. ISCI grants chartered laboratory status
    ISCI will counter-sign the application form/contract EDSA-202 if results from the preliminary visit to the laboratory by ANSI/ACLASS meet the provisional statusrequirements listedin EDSA-200. Once this contract is signed by both parties, the organization may begin operating as a chartered laboratory and process supplier applications for the ISASecure EDSA certification.