General Info

Agreement between FQS and the FBI

Regarding Use of the FBI Director's Audit Documents and the Provision of Training for DNA Assessors

FQS Provides FBI QAS Audits

In addition to our accreditation services, the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/FQS offers a wide variety of training, workshops, and academic programs, including FBI QAS DNA audits. FQS is recognized by the National Institute of Justice as a provider of the QAS audits and has a formal recognition agreement with the FBI regarding the use of the FBI Director's audit documents and the provision of training for DNA assessors. FQS is recognized by the NDIS Procedures Board as meeting the requirements to accredit laboratories participating in NDIS or seeking to participate in NDIS. If you're in need of an FBI QAS audit, contact Pat Bencivenga (813-443-0517) for more information. We look forward to servicing all your accreditation needs.

About the FQS Forensic Accreditation Program

Accreditation is based on assessment of an agency's technical qualifications and competence for conducting specific testing activities within the scope of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for forensic test agencies and ISO/IEC 17020 for forensic inspection agencies. The operations and requirements of each accreditation program is described in two main documents, Document 11 for ISO/IEC 17025 and Document 12 for ISO/IEC 17020. Agencies interested in seeking accreditation should downlad the appropriate accreditation program documents.

Accreditation Requirements for Applicant and Accredited Customers

Document 11, ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation and Supplemental Requirements for Forensic Testing, Including FBI QAS

Document 12, ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation and Supplemental Requirements for Forensic Inspection Agencies

Document 16, ISO 15189 Accreditation Requirements for Medical Test Laboratories and Medical Examiners

Applications for Accreditation

Application for ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

Application for ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation


Complaint Form

Appeal Form

Expansion of Scope of Accreditation

PT/ILC Four-Year Plan

PT/ILC Alternative Approval

Relocation Form (Move Policy)

Assessment Evaluation Form

Internal (Off-Scope) Calibration Tracking

Non-Accredited Calibration Provider Approval

Guidance Documents

FQS Guidance on Scopes of Accreditation for Forensic Test Agencies

FQS Guidance for Forensic Agencies Preparing for Accreditation, Re-accreditation, or Surveillance


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