Joint IAF / ILAC / ISO Communiqués2018-12-04T11:52:50+00:00

Joint IAF – ILAC – ISO Communiqués

Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17011:2004

Following the initial publication of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 Conformity Assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies, IAF, ILAC and ISO issued a Communiqué in November 2004 and a Press Release in December 2004. For more information, please download the Joint-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17011:2004 and its press release.

Communiqué on ISO 15189:2012

The initial Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO 15189 accreditation was originally issued in 2009 to reinforce the fact that medical laboratories accredited to ISO 15189:2007 Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence, do operate a recognised management system. The Communiqué was revised in January 2015 to refer to the 2012 edition of ISO 15189. For more information, please download the Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué. .

To get clarifications on the relationship between ISO 9001:2008 and the management system requirements of ISO 15189:2012 for accredited medical testing laboratories, please download the press release ISO, ILAC and IAF streamline quality management requirements for medical laboratories.

Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020:2012

The Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation was issued in 2013 to reinforce the fact that inspection bodies accredited to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity Assessment – Requirements for the operation of bodies performing inspection, do operate a recognised management system. For more information, please download the Joint-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020:2012.

Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17025

The Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communiqué issued in April 2017 on the Management Systems Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, confirms that laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 operate a recognised quality management system. For more information, please download the Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17025.

ISO/ILAC 17025 Transition Communiqué

The Joint ISO-ILAC Communiqué, issued in January 2018, confirms that accredited laboratories can provide to clients to demonstrate that both the 2005 and 2017 versions of ISO/IEC 17025 remain valid during the three-year transition process. For more information, please download the Joint ISO-ILAC 17025:2017 Transition Communiqué.

Communiqué on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

The Joint IAF-ISO Communiqué, titled 'One year to ISO 9001and 14001 transition deadline', issued in September 2017, notes a number of changes in the new standards and provides links to further information about transition, along with issuing a reminder about the upcoming 15 September 2018 deadline. For more information, please download the Joint IAF-ISO Communiqué on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.