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How to Become an Accredited FSMO


Become familiar with the General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations (FSMO-V1-2014), and implement a program to comply with the requirements.

There are new tools being finalized by TNI that give an overview of the accreditation process and help prioritize tasks to complete a Management Plan. These tools will be available soon. Please contact Ilona Taunton (ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org) with any questions. 

The new Standard (FSMO-V1-2014) became effective on March 15, 2016. A comparison between the 2007 verse the 2014 standard can be found by clicking here.

The three Accreditation Bodies (ABs) now accepting Field Sampling and Measurement Organization (FSMO) applications are:

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)

An FSMO Checklist is available to help you prepare. You must own a copy of Volume 1 of the TNI NEFAP Standard that includes the ISO language, or own a copy of ISO 17025, in order to download the checklist.

Questions? Contact Ilona Taunton, NEFAP Program Administrator, at ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org or Kim Watson, NEFAP Executive Committee Chair, at kwatson@stone-env.com.