How does my organisation become a member of APLAC?
APLAC Full membership is open to operational accreditation bodies in the Asia-Pacific region that accredit laboratories and/or inspection bodies and other related activities. Associate membership is open to any organization in the Asia Pacific region interested in accreditation. Full details of eligibility and criteria are given in section 3 of the APLAC Constitution (Issue 4, 2016/01). Applications for membership should be made on the Application Form (Issue 15, 2017/02).
What is the difference between an APLAC Full member and a signatory to the APLAC MRA?
A Full member of APLAC is an operational accreditation body in the Asia-Pacific region. A signatory to the APLAC MRA is an operational accreditation body in the Asia-Pacific region that has been through a comprehensive peer evaluation process and has demonstrated to the APLAC MRA Council that is operates in compliance with ISO/IEC 17011, and that its accredited facilities comply with ISO/IEC 17025 (laboratories), ISO 15189 (medical laboratories), ISO/IEC 17020 (inspection bodies), ISO 17034 (reference material producers), or ISO/IEC 17043 (proficiency testing providers). To become a signatory to the APLAC MRA an organisation must first be a Full member of APLAC.
Where can I find a list of accredited facilities in a particular economy?
Go to the “list of accredited facilities” hotlink under the relevant economy on the Membership by Category page.