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NATA certification is provided to laboratories and technical facilities throughout Australia and internationally that meet the technical competence requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, ISO/IEC 17020.

NATA's accreditation is based on a peer-review process made possible by some 3000 volunteer experts who assist with the assessment of facilities and sit on NATA's various technical committees. To maintain accreditation, facilities must be re-assessed regularly.

The criteria for determining a facility's competence are based on the relevant international standard (eg ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, ISO/IEC 17020) and include: the qualifications, training and experience of staff; correct equipment that is properly calibrated and maintained; adequate quality assurance procedures; appropriate sampling practices, and so on. 

Certification rules: 
1030871.pdf PDF in PDF format [1.42 MB]