Oct 17, 2018 Last Updated 3:22 PM, Oct 3, 2018

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 laboratory.  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 for Laboratory Accreditation.  An application fee of US$1,000 is required with the return of your Application Form.  Kindly contact JANAAC for an invoice.

Click here for Application Form and Questionnaire for Testing and Calibration Labs.

Click here for Application Form and Questionnaire for Medical Labs.

Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17025:2017

JANAAC, in keeping with an ISO/ILAC 17025:2017 transition communique, requires all testing and calibration laboratories to make the transition to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard by November 2020. During this transition period, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 are equally valid. Testing and calibration laboratories may continue to submit applications for accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 up to December 31, 2018. After December 31, 2018, however, JANAAC will no longer be accepting applications for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. Re-assessment or surveillance visits, however, done after December 31, 2018 will be done using the new standard. Please contact JANAAC for further information or clarifications.

Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17011:2017

JANAAC is currently in transition to the new ISO/IEC 17011:2017 standard. As such, all our accredited CABs and new applications will be informed in a timely manner of any accreditation requirements which may be affected. Please contact JANAAC for further information or clarifications.