TNI releases DOD/DOE Quality Systems Manual, Version 5.3, with TNI 2009 Standard
This manual is based on Volume 1 of The NELAC Institute (TNI) Standards (September 2009), which incorporates International Organization for Standards (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17025:2005, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and ISO/IEC17025:2017. Conformance to the requirements contained in this manual is mandatory for any laboratory that is 1) seeking or maintaining accreditation in accordance with the DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) or 2) seeking or maintaining accreditation in accordance with the DOE Consolidated Audit Program Accreditation Program (DOECAP-AP). Laboratories that comply with the requirements of this manual must also comply with the TNI Standards (September 2009), ISO/IEC 17025:2005, and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (where noted in grey boxes), unless specific provisions in those standards are superseded by this document. Laboratories that are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will meet the ISO 17025:2017 grey box reference requirements of DOD/DOE QSM Version 5.3.
To obtain this version of the manual including TNI, ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E), and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 language, visit our TNI Standards page.