ABA is an accreditation service provider for Laboratories and Management System Certification Bodies (Registrars) across various sectors.
ABA is a legal entity duly registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia (SCC ID: S7187877) and recognized by the United States Federal Government (SAM Registration Number 081015339) for NAICS Codes 541990, 611430 and 813910, which includes the delivery of accreditation service for laboratories and other conformity assessment bodies, as well as the delivery of professional and management development training. The aforementioned constitutes the legal authority by which ABA operates.
ABA rights and duties are defined in the formal contracts executed with the organizations that wish to be assessed and accredited to standards such as ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021-1, ISO/IEC 17024 e ISO/IEC 17025, and are consistent with that which is defined in ISO/IEC 17011 governing the operation of an Accreditation Body.
ABA supports itself through the revenues received from its assessment, accreditation and training service activities. The services currently provided by ABA are the following:
- Conducting assessments for accreditation and issuing accreditation certificates
- Delivering courses pertaining to the accreditation standards we work with.
ABA assessors carryout their activities in a positive, proactive and professional manner and are sensitive to and cognizant of the business realities of the conformity assessment bodies being serviced.
ABA is a full member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This organization oversees the creation, promulgation, and use of thousands of norms and guidelines worldwide. Please check the ANSI Website Roster for further information.