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How to become an ISCI Chartered Lab (Certification Body)


ISASecure labs are independently accredited by ISO/IEC 17011 Accreditation Bodies (AB) to the ISO/IEC 17065 international standard for CB’s and ISO/IEC 17025 international standard for test laboratories. The current list of ISO/IEC 17011 AB’s who process lab accreditations for ISCI are listed below. Applicants may also request to be processed by an ISO/IEC 17011 AB not shown on the list below and ISCI will establish the proper agreement with the requested AB as needed. 

 

Application Process Steps

 
  1. Contact the ISA Security Compliance Institute managing director and notify the director of your interest in becoming an ISASecure CB.  The managing director will schedule a teleconference to provide details about the accreditation process and direct you to the most appropriate ISO/IEC 17011 AB for processing your accreditation. Contact information is published below.
 
  1. Complete the EDSA-202 application. The CB should review the accreditation requirements for the ISASecure certification program (listed below under Scope of Conformance) for which you are interested in applying.  If after reviewing the accreditation requirements, you believe that your organization can meet the requirements, complete the EDSA-202 application and submit it to the ISCI Managing Director.  The application is available for download at EDSA-202 in pdf format from the www.isasecure.org website. The EDSA-202 application is a combined application and contract, including ISCI fees for processing the application. The application must be signed by an authorized officer in your company.
 
  1. Contact an Accreditation Body. The CB should contact one of the ISO/IEC 17011 AB’s listed below to plan and schedule the accreditation reviews. Each AB has their own fee schedule for the accreditation services.  The ISCI managing director can help you select which AB to use for your accreditation assessment and make introductions if desired.
 
  1.  The AB performs the accreditation assessment for the CB applicant.  Upon completion of the review by the AB, the CB will receive formal accreditation when all non-conformances have been corrected.  Sometimes the formal accreditation certificate might not be issued for 6-12 months after the accreditation assessment activity has been completed because the AB’s accreditation committee only meets once or twice per year.  ISCI has a policy to allow CB’s to begin operations prior to issuance of the formal accreditation certificate by the AB.  This is described in step 5 below.
 
  1. ISCI Grants Provisional Accreditation status – ISCI will request and review the AB accreditation assessment reports from the AB when they are complete. Based upon the AB reports, ISCI will formally grant ‘Provisional Accreditation’ status to the CB if/when all non-conformances have been cleared for specified requirements in the ISCI CB accreditation specifications. 
 
Scope of Conformance – CB’s should identify the scope of conformance that you desire to adopt.  Accreditation requirements for each of the three ISASecure certifications (scope of conformance) are described in documents available for download from the www.isasecure.org website. These are:
 
  1. For the SSA certification - SSA-200 ISASecure® SSA chartered laboratory operations and accreditation
  2. For the EDSA certification - EDSA-200 Chartered Lab Operations and Accreditation
  3. For the SDLA certification - SDLA-200 ISASecure SDLA chartered laboratory operations and accreditation


Who to Contact

ISCI (the Conformance Scheme Owner)

Contact ISCI first to start the lab application process.
 
ISA Security Compliance Institute
Andre Ristaino, Managing Director
67 Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
+1 919-323-7660
aristaino@isa.org

Global Accreditation Bodies for Certification Bodies

Contact one of the following ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation bodies to schedule an assessment of your organization to the ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17025 standards and, ISASecure conformance scheme accreditation requirements.
 
North America and EMEA Accreditation Body

ANSI ANAB
Ms. Nikki Jackson
Director, Product Certification Accreditation
Phone: 202.331.3623
Email: njackson@ansi.org
 
 
Germany Accreditation Body



DaKKS Deutche Addreditierungsstelle GmBH
 
Egner Ralf,
Head of Division-Product and Installation Safety Telecommunication EMC
Spittelmarkt 10
Berlin Germany 10117
+49 (30) 670591-188
ralf.egner@dakks.de
 
 
Japan and Asia Pacific Accreditation Body


Japan Accreditation Board
Takashi Hori,
Senior Manager, Accreditation Center
Tokyo
Gotanda An Building 3F
22-1 Higashigotanda 1-Chome
Shinagawa-Ku 141-0022
Japan
+81 (3) 6823-5738
Takashi.Horie@jab.or.jp


​The ISASecure specifications uses the term ‘Lab’ or ‘Chartered Lab’ which should be interpreted as equivalent to the formal ISO/IEC term ‘Certification Body’ which is typically abbreviated to CB.
 

Application and Contract for Chartered Labs

EDSA-202 Chartered Lab Application and Contract                       View / Download PDF
 

EDSA Lab Accreditation Requirements

EDSA-200 Chartered Lab Operations and Accreditation View / Download PDF
EDSA-204 Use of Symbol and Certificates View / Download PDF
EDSA-205 Certificate Document Format View / Download DOC
ISASecure-111 Transition to ISO/IEC 17065 View / Download PDF
ISASecure-112 Transition Guidance to EDSA 2.0.0 and SSA 2.0.0 View / Download PDF
ISASecure-113 Transition Policy to EDSA 2.0.0 and SSA 2.0.0 View / Download PDF
 
 

SSA Lab Accreditation Requirements

SSA-200 Chartered Lab Operations and Accreditation View / Download PDF
SSA-204 Use of Symbols and Certificates View / Download PDF
SSA-205 Certificate Document Format View / Download DOC
ISASecure -111 Transition to ISO/IEC 17065 View / Download PDF
ISASecure-112 Transition Guidance to EDSA 2.0.0 and SSA 2.0.0 View / Download PDF
ISASecure-113 Transition Policy to EDSA 2.0.0 and SSA 2.0.0 View / Download PDF
 

SLDA Lab Accreditation Requirements

SDLA-200 Chartered Lab Operations and Accreditation              View / Download PDF
SDLA-204 Use of Symbols and Certificates View / Download PDF
  
CRT Test Lab Accreditation Requirements
 
EDSA-206 CRT Lab Operations and Accreditation                  View / Download PDF
ASCI Chartered Test Lab 2009 Approval Process View / Download PDF

ASCI Fees for Labs

ASCI initial accreditation application fee $5,000 USD

ASCI annual accreditation maintenance fee

$3,000 USD