Oct 30, 2020 Last Updated 5:17 PM, Oct 16, 2020

Apply for Accreditation

Apply for accreditation for the testing/calibration activity detailed in the documents to be downloaded.

The cost of accreditation is specific to each conformity assessment body.  Costing is dependent on the scope of accreditation, which determines the number of assessors that are used on the job and the amount of man-hours it takes to complete the job.

Experience shows that in Jamaica the initial assessment, the first phase of the accreditation cycle, usually takes between 2-4 days and uses between 1-2 Lead Assessors and 1-4 Technical Assessors depending on the proposed accreditation scope.  Your cost therefore for your initial assessment should vary between J$581,600 and J$1,339,600.  In order for JANAAC to calculate the cost of your accreditation, you must submit your accreditation scope.

Applicants should review the relevant requirements and standards that pertain to their facilities and the accreditation being sought and ensure that these are understood and fulfilled to the best of the applicant’s ability, before submitting the completed Application Form and Questionnaire.  An application fee of US$1,000 is required with the return of your Application Form.  Kindly contact JANAAC for an invoice.

Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Testing Laboratories for Accreditation to ISO IEC 17025 2017

Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Medical Laboratories for Accreditation to ISO 15189 2012

Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Inspection Bodies for Accreditation to ISO IEC 17020 2012

 

Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17011:2017

    JANAAC has completed the transition to the revised ISO/IEC 17011 standard, as was demonstrated by the satisfactory results obtained from the most recent IAAC peer evaluation. As such, all our accreditation activities are being conducted in accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17011:2017 standard.



    Notice of Transition to
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017

    ILAC, in consultation with ISO, agreed on a three-year period for laboratories that demonstrate conformity to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, to make the transition from ISO/IEC 17025:2005, to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version of the standard. A joint ILAC-ISO communique was issued indicating the transition period would end on November 30, 2020. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, ILAC and ISO agreed to extend the transition period to June 1, 2021. Accordingly, JANAAC requires its accredited laboratories to make this transition to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard by June 1, 2021. After this date, accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will no longer be valid. During this transition period, both revisions of the standard are equally valid and applicable. JANAAC will no longer accept applications for accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard and is aiming to complete all transition assessments before September 30, 2020. All assessments (initial, re-assessments and interim assessments, including scope extensions) are being conducted using the revised standard, ISO/IEC 17025:2017. All accredited and applicant testing and calibration laboratories must have copies of the revised standard and should be well advanced in updating their activities to satisfy the new requirements in order to meet the transition timelines. Please contact JANAAC for any further information and clarification required.