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ANAB Expands IAAC MLA Status in Three Areas, Maintains Existing Recognitions in IAAC and APAC


The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has expanded its signatory status with the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) multilateral recognition arrangement (MLA) to include personnel credentialing, product certification/global GAP, and greenhouse gas validation and verification. The significant expansion comes on the heels of a successful joint evaluation conducted by IAAC and Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), which also resulted in ANAB maintaining its existing signatory status in both regions.

In addition to the new recognitions, ANAB is also recognized by IAAC and APAC for:

MLAs facilitate the acceptance of accreditations among signatory bodies. By reducing the need for multiple assessments, MLAs facilitate international trade by encouraging regional and worldwide acceptance of valid certificates, registrations, and results issued by signatory accreditation bodies.

Accreditation bodies that are MLA signatories have undergone a rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies, to demonstrate their competence.


About ANAB

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is the largest multi-disciplinary ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation body in North America, with comprehensive signatory status across the multilateral recognition arrangements of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). 


Jana Zabinski

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