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What's ASNITE ?
ASNITE stands for Accreditation System of National Institute of Technology and Evaluation and is newly established accreditation program by IAJapan.

In Japan, there is a growing need for laboratory accreditation systems other than JCSS and JNLA as follows:

œ Conformity assessment of the National Metrology Institute (NMI) to international standards (ISO/IEC 17025 and/or ISO Guide 34), and accreditation of IT security laboratory/evaluation facility, etc.
œ In industrial sectors, flexible accreditation according to various test method standards (when JNLA is not applicable), accreditation of calibration using a standard traceable to overseas measurement standards (when JCSS is not applicable).

ASNITE (Accreditation System of National Institute of Technology and Evaluation) is the comprehensive accreditation system operated by National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) according to the international standards and requirements. Its aim is to complement the fields where the private sectors cannot cover sufficiently because;

œ high profitability cannot be expected due to insufficient number of relevant laboratories,
œ many small/medium enterprises are affected and politic measures should be taken, or
œ mutual technical assessment between private sectors is difficult in advanced technology.


ASNITE Accreditation Program
Current accreditation program and accreditation criteria (classified by program category) are as follows:

Accreditation Program Scope of ILAC/APLAC MRA Accreditation Criteria
Calibration Laboratories
(Calibration labs other than JCSS,
and RM)
within scope ISO/IEC 17025 (Calibration)
Testing Laboratories
(Testing labs other than JNLA and including IT)
within scope ISO/IEC 17025 (Testing)
Reference Material Producers APLAC MRA ISO Guide 34 + ISO/IEC 17025
Product Certification Bodies out of scope ISO/IEC Guide 65 (ISO/IEC 17025)

*1 ISO/IEC 17025 "General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories"
*2 ISO Guide 34 "General requirements for the competence of reference material producers"
*3 ISO Guide 65 "General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems"
* Please see relevant pages for details of each subprogram.

Contact Us
International Accreditation Japan
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation

2-49-10 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0066 Japan

Tel:+81-3-3481-1946 Fax:+81-3-3481-1937
Mail:iajapan@nite.go.jp

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