Full Members are fully operational National and Regional third-party organisations engaged in the accreditation of laboratories and/or inspection bodies and organisations doing related activities, as designated by their governments or otherwise recognised by APLAC as well-established practitioners.
A Full member of APLAC is eligible to apply to become a signatory to the APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement. An applicant for APLAC MRA signatory status is subject to a peer evaluation for compliance with ISO/IEC 17011. Full APLAC membership is not synonymous with APLAC MRA signatory status.
Associate Members are organisations expressing an interest in accreditation of laboratories and/or inspection bodies and organisations doing related activities, and wishing to participate in APLAC activities.