Jun 16, 2019 Last Updated 3:28 AM, Apr 9, 2019

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

Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Testing Laboratories for Accreditation to ISO IEC 17025 2017

Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Medical Laboratories for Accreditation to ISO 15189 2012

Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Inspection Bodies for Accreditation to ISO IEC 17020 2012

 

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.



    Notice of Transition to
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017

    ILAC, in consultation with ISO, has agreed on a three-year period for laboratories that demonstrate conformity to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, to make the transition from ISO/IEC 17025:2005, to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version of the standard. A communique has been issued in this regard. JANAAC, in keeping with this communique, requires its accredited laboratories to make this transition by November 30, 2020. After this date, accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will no longer be valid. During this transition period, both revisions of the standard are equally valid and applicable. Testing and calibration laboratories may continue to submit applications for accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard up to December 31, 2018, in which case, initial assessments must be conducted by March 31, 2019. After December 31, 2018, JANAAC will no longer be accepting applications for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. After March 31, 2019, all assessments (initial, re-assessments and interim assessments, including scope extensions) will be conducted using the revised standard, ISO/IEC 17025:2017. If the date of reassessment or interim on-site assessment (surveillance) occurs before Nov 30, 2020, and after December 31, 2018 the laboratory will be assessed against the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard, in accordance with international practice. All accredited and applicant testing and calibration laboratories are required to purchase a copy of the revised standard at the earliest opportunity and to commence the transition process. Please contact JANAAC for any further information and clarification required.