Accreditation

Laboratory Accreditation Status

The four forensic testing laboratories and the calibration (Breath Alcohol) laboratory are currently accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), which requires conformance to:

  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Internationally developed and approved
  • ANAB developed accreditation requirements specific to forensic science testing laboratories
  • ANAB developed accreditation requirements specific to forensic science calibration laboratories
  • FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and DNA Databasing Laboratories

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) has been accredited since 1989.

Information about ANAB may be found at https://www.anab.org/.