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Jul 31, 2012

ARL Achieves Accreditation to ISO Guide 65 as a Product Certification Agency


Miami, FL - Applied Research Laboratories (ARL) has received Accreditation to ISO/IEC Guide 65, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems, as a Product Certification Agency through International Accreditation Service (IAS).

As a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation providing accreditation services since 1975, IAS accredited certification agencies are upheld to the highest standards in the market place and by regulators. ARL’s PCA accreditation certifies their product certification process (which includes testing, evaluation, product surveillance and product labeling) has been properly evaluated and continues to be actively monitored by an internationally recognized accreditation agency.

In order to achieve accreditation, ARL was subject to a thorough review of their Quality Management System and technical documents in addition to an extensive on-site assessment including test and evaluation demonstrations, record reviews and personnel interviews.  IAS rewarded ARL with Product Certification Accreditation on May 17, 2012.

ARL’s experienced team of professionals along with numerous accreditations ensures ARL operates under the best practices including operating under a well-documented and implemented Quality Management System with a high level of technical and ethical standards, ensuring competent testing, inspection and surveillance to support all certified products, and maintaining full compliance with ISO/IEC Guide 65 and, when applicable, sector-specific requirements to meet market and regulator needs.

Product manufactures can trust on ARL to provide an impartial verification for their successfully certified products.  Certified products are ensured to be safe and evaluated to meet the highest industry standards at ARL’s independent testing laboratory in South Florida.

About ARL

ARL is an independent, nationally and internationally accredited, third party consumer product safety testing laboratory with a comprehensive consumer product safety testing program and a relentless commitment to safety. Their full-service testing laboratory offering includes listing, labeling and follow-up service programs, performance testing and field evaluations. ARL’s capabilities to test include (but are not limited to) air conditioning/heat pump and refrigerator equipment, duct heaters, energy management equipment, air ducts, lighting fixtures, medical and dental equipment, power outlets and power modules, swimming pool pumps, filters and covers, and hot water heaters.