If you are looking for quality product testing you have probably seen the term ¨ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory¨, but what does this mean?

Before choosing a third-party laboratory to conduct your testing it is crucial to ensure that the lab you work with has this certification. This certification ensures a uniform and often globally accepted standard of quality testing.

At its core, this certification proves that a laboratory has met standards of quality management and can provide clients with competent testing results.

In this article, we will discuss the details of ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and its importance.


What is ISO?

ISO is the International Organization for Standardization. They offer 24,547 international standards covering technology and manufacturing.

ISO offers standards that are accepted around the globe. This is particularly helpful if your company produces products on a global scale. Testing with an ISO accredited laboratory can ensure that your products meet standards accepted by multiple countries. This standard can give you assurance that the lab you are working with has high standards for testing, sampling, and calibration.

How does a lab become ISO/IEC 17025 accredited?

Labs that wish to become ISO/IEC 17025 accredited must undergo a rigorous assessment that ensure the quality of their lab and testing capabilities. The accreditation can only be given by an authorized body that ensures a lab has expertise in testing and calibration standards.

During the accreditation process labs must show that they meet general, structural, resource, process, and management system requirements outlined by ISO.

The requirements are updated and refined regularly, and labs must prove they are up to the latest standards to keep accreditation.


The Benefits of Working with an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Laboratory

When you work with an ISO/IEC accredited laboratory you can ensure that your products are being tested reliably and to the highest standard. Our lab personnel are all well-versed in the standards needed to uphold this accreditation and provide the best testing for a variety of consumer products.

The ISO standard is also widely accepted in hundreds of countries, by universities, and by governments, making our lab an ideal choice for those who distribute in multiple markets.

What products can our lab test?

ACT-LAB can perform a variety of tests to ensure the quality, safety, and functionality of different products including:

·      Helmets

·      E-mobility products (such as e-scooters and e-bikes)

·      Children´s products

·      Jewelry

·      Apparel and garments

·      Sporting goods

·      Bicycles

We also offer chemical testing for:

·      Mercury

·      Cadmium

·      Lead

·      Phthalates

·      BPA

·      Poisonous Heavy Metals

If you are looking for a specific test, our lab is equipped to perform a variety of tests to help you meet local and global standards.

We have labs in the US, Europe, and Asia depending on your production and distribution market.



ACT-LAB is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory that conducts consumer product safety and compliance testing for an active world. We can help ensure that your products both meet industry standards and are inspected to ensure the utmost quality.

To learn more about our tests contact us today.

Read more about our accreditations here.