Feb 20, 2024 Last Updated 7:28 PM, Jan 29, 2024

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 applicants 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 Certification Bodies for Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Certification of Persons
Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Certification Bodies for Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065:2012
Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Certification Bodies for Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015
Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Inspection Bodies for Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020:2012
Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Testing Labs for Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Calibration Labs for Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Click here to download Application Form & Questionnaire for Medical Laboratories for Accreditation to ISO 15189:2022

Medical Laboratory
Transition Implementation Policy

ILAC, in consultation with ISO, has agreed on a three-year period for medical laboratories that demonstrate conformity to the ISO 15189:2012 standard, to make the transition from the ISO 15189:2012, to the ISO 15189:2022 standard.

The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), in keeping with this communique, requires its accredited medical laboratories to make this transition by December 6, 2025. After this date, accreditation to ISO 15189:2012 will no longer be valid.

During this transition period, both revisions of the standard are equally valid and applicable. JANAAC will facilitate the use of internal documents that will feature compliance with both versions of the standard until December 31, 2024.

Medical Laboratories may continue to submit applications for accreditation to the ISO 15189:2012 up to September 30 2023, in which case, initial assessments must be concluded by March 31, 2024.

After September 30, 2023, JANAAC will no longer be accepting applications for ISO 15189:2012 accreditation.

After December 31, 2024, all assessments (initial, re-assessments and interim assessments, including scope extensions) will be conducted using the revised standard, ISO 15189:2022... Read more