National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program

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National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) is a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) program in the USA which provides an unbiased third-party test and evaluation program to accredit laboratories in their respective fields to the ISO 17025 standard. NVLAP is in compliance with ISO 17011.

Accredited laboratories[edit]


  • Dimensional
  • Electromagnetics - DC low frequency
  • Electromagnetics - RF/microwave
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Mechanical
  • Optical radiation
  • Thermodynamic
  • Time and frequency

Chemical calibration[edit]

  • Chemical calibration: providers of proficiency testing
  • Chemical calibration: certifiers of spectrophotometric NTRMs


  • Ionizing radiation dosimetry

Electromagnetic compatibility and telecommunications[edit]


  • Asbestos fiber analysis (PLM test method)
  • Asbestos fiber analysis (TEM test method)

Fasteners and metals[edit]

  • Fasteners and metals program

Information technology security[edit]


Personal body armor[edit]

Product testing[edit]

  • Acoustical testing services
  • Carpet and carpet cushion
  • Commercial products testing
  • Construction materials testing
  • Efficiency of electric motors
  • Energy efficient lighting products
  • Thermal insulation materials
  • Wood based Products

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