ANSI-ASQ ANAB Asks FCC to Allow It to Accredit Labs in Other Countries
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Comments

The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) submitted a request with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) asking to be allowed to serve as an accreditation body for labs located in countries without mutual recognition agreements (MRA) for testing equipment for authorization under the commission’s declaration of conformity (DOC) and certification programs.

ANAB is currently recognized by the commission to accredit testing laboratories located in the U.S.

To perform compliance testing that is acceptable under the FCC’s DOC and certification programs, a lab must be accredited by a body that the FCC has recognized as meeting FCC requirements for performing the accreditation of testing labs.

Labs can be accredited in two ways. A lab can be accredited by an accreditation body under the terms of an MRA or it can be designated for FCC recognition by an accreditation body recognized pursuant to FCC rules.

The OET is seeking comments on ANAB’s qualifications and capabilities to accredit test laboratories. Comments are due Aug. 17 and reply comments are due Sept. 1.

Find the full notice here.

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