The Electronics Product Development Center (EPDC) is undergoing the ISO 17025: 2017 accreditation procedure for its Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing (EMC) for Interference. The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is doing the auditing for EPDC from April 8-10. CK Li is the assigned Assessor for A2LA for EPDC.
ISO 17025 specifies the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories and is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities. Version 2017 is the most recent version that has an expanded management system requirement. Having the EPDC EMC Laboratory ISO 17025 certified will help to increase competency, open doors for more business and opportunities and recognize areas of improvement for the facility. Electronic companies who wish to have their products tested in the facility will have more confidence and can save time and money by having an accredited and competent service provider in EPDC.
A2LA was established in 1978 as a non-profit, public service membership society and is dedicated to the formal recognition of competent testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, and reference material producers. It is the only independent, non-profit, internationally-recognized accreditation body in the United States that offers a full range of comprehensive laboratory and laboratory-related accreditation services and training.