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How to Become a NEFAP FSMO Accreditation Body


Review the following flowcharts:

  1. The Application Process to Become an Accrediting Body for NEFAP (pdf)
  2. The On-Site AB Program NEFAP Evaluation Process (pdf)

Note: The AB Evaluation process is undergoing changes to a combined evaluation process, but these flowcharts are still helpful. Details for the current process can be found in SOP 7-101 (see link below).

Become familiar with the General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations (FSMO-V2-2014), and implement a program to comply with the requirements.

Read TNI SOP 7-101, TNI Accreditation Body Evaluation and Recognition Procedure used by the PT Program Executive Committee and NEFAP Executive Committee.

The new Standard (FSMO-V2-2014) goes into effect on March 15, 2016. If you purchased a copy of the 2007 Standard, please contact Ilona Taunton (ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org) for an updated copy. A comparison between the 2007 verse the 2014 standard can be found by clicking here.

To submit an application, please contact the Evaluation Coordinator, Ilona Taunton, at ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org.

An AB Checklist is available to help you prepare. You must own a copy of Volume 2 of the TNI NEFAP Standard that includes the ISO language, or own a copy of ISO 17011, in order to download the checklist.

New information will be added to this site as information is available. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is available to assist ABs in the application and evaluation process. It can be viewed by clicking on this link: FAQ - AB Evaluation Process (PDF).

Questions? Contact Ilona Taunton, NEFAP Program Administrator, at ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org or Kirstin Daigle, NEFAP Executive Committee Chair, at Kirstin.Daigle@pacelabs.com.