International Accreditation Japan (IAJapan)

Accreditation Process (MLAP)


Outline of Accreditation Process

When applying MLAP accreditation, an applicant laboratory must submit an "application form" with some necessary documents to the head office or any of local offices of National Institute of Evaluation and Technology (Nite), and then pay (remit) the application fee prescribed by the cabinet order. After the application is formally accepted, an accreditation assessment is carried out. The assessment consists of document reviews and on-site assessments. Conformity to accreditation criteria is evaluated throughout the assessment. After the assessment, its result is notified to the applicant laboratory. The figure below indicates the outline of the accreditation process.

Outline of Accreditation Process

Note) When an accreditation body is designated as the designated accreditation body, any applicant laboratory can apply also to the designated accreditation body other than Nite.

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Guides (Japanese Only)

We present following guides for more details.

Note) please contact us about the "Check lists in advance to apply MLAP (other Categories)

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MLAP Team, Accreditation Division for Metrology,  International Accreditation Japan (IAJapan),  National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Phone number:+81-3-3481-1633
Fax number:+81-3-3481-1937
Address:2-49-10 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1510066, Japan MAP
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