IECQ ITL Scheme – Independent Testing Laboratory Approval
What is the IECQ ITL Scheme?
Independent test laboratories play a key role in the IECQ (Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components) and BS 9000 schemes for the approval of electronic components.
The IECQ ITL Approval scheme is specifically designed for independent testing laboratories who want to carry out tests relating to the series of standards within the IECQ and BS 9000 System.
The approval process looks at the type of tests that can be conducted, the component ranges that can be assessed and the laboratory facilities. To become an approved independent test laboratory, the company must meet the requirements of BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 and the additional requirements for IECQ and BS 9000 Test Laboratory approval.
IECQ ITL Approval – What is involved?
To qualify, an independent testing laboratory must demonstrate that their organisation and facilities comply with IECQ requirements, including elements such as the type of test and calibration methods they use, their staff’s credentials and knowledge, and the adequacy of their laboratory testing facilities and equipment.
IECQ ITL Certification – What it means for you
As a leading accredited provider of IECQ ITL testing and certification, BSI has certified many independent testing laboratories in Europe.
The benefits of obtaining IECQ ITL Approval are far reaching, including:
- High level of quality assurance – IECQ ITL exceeds the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 demonstrating a high calibre of testing methods, team expertise and testing facilities to the wider industry, increasing confidence in the service and results
- Increased business opportunities – Approval to test electronic components and component parts opens up new opportunities to test an extensive range of components against national and international electrical equipment for IECQ manufacturers and revalidate stock for distributors
- Improved productivity – Enables components produced at a manufacturer's facility to be tested on-site, improving productivity, eliminating external testing fees and, if compliance is achieved, accelerating time to market
Apply now for IECQ ITL Certification
BSI is the largest global testing and certification body with offices in over 30 countries.
As well as an accredited IECQ Certification Body, we are members of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and help shape the international standards for electrical and electronic products. Our specialist knowledge means you get maximum value from your assessment and certification with minimal disruption.
To start your journey to becoming an approved Independent Testing Laboratory, call BSI’s expert assessors now on + 44 345 0765 606.