Implementation period ILAC-P15

12-08-2014

RvA policy on implementation period ILAC-P15:06/2014

On June 27, 2014 document ILAC-P15:06/2014 “Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies” has been published by ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation). This document is intended to be used by accreditation bodies assessing inspection bodies for accreditation as well as by inspection bodies seeking to manage their operations in a manner fulfilling the requirements for accreditation. As RvA is signatory of the ILAC MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement), RvA has to implement ILAC-P15 before January 1, 2016 (refer to chapter 3 of the document). RvA will have implemented the document on November 1, 2014 and will apply ILAC-P15 during assessments from November 1, 2014 onwards.